18 Jan 2023 16:14

Bodies of 17 people found at site of helicopter crash in Ukraine's Brovary - emergency service

MOSCOW. Jan 18 (Interfax) - The bodies of 17 people have been found as of 2:00 p.m. at the site where a Ukrainian State Emergency Service helicopter fell in Brovary, Kiev region, on Wednesday morning, Ukrainian media said, citing the press service for the State Emergency Service.

They include four children and the nine people who were aboard the helicopter.

"Seventeen people, among them four children and the nine people who were on board the helicopter, have been found dead. Twenty-five people, including 11 children, were injured. They were admitted to hospitals," the service said.

State Emergency Service teams are continuing a search and rescue operation in the building damaged in the helicopter crash, it said. One child remains unaccounted for.

"State Emergency Service psychologists have helped 51 people. Sixty-five people and 12 pieces of hardware from the State Emergency Service, as well as a K9 service team and three rescue teams of the Mobile Rescue Center are working at the scene," it said.

Ukrainian media said earlier, citing National Police chief Igor Klimenko, that Ukraine's Interior Minister Denis Monastyrsky, his first deputy Yevgeny Yenin and State Secretary Yury Lubkovich died in the helicopter crash.