In Brovary,

Kyiv region

, the number of victims as a result of the plane crash on the morning of January 18 has increased.

17 dead persons were identified, including 4 children and 9 persons who were on board the helicopter that crashed.

This was reported to the State Emergency Service with reference to information as of 2:00 p.m.

As a result of the fall of the rotorcraft, 25 people were injured, including 11 children.

They were admitted to hospitals (information is being clarified). 

Search-and-rescue operations by units of the State Emergency Service are ongoing in the building of the National Hospital, the

fate of one child remains unknown. 

Psychologists of the State Emergency Service have already provided assistance to 51 persons.

There are 65 employees of the State Emergency Service and 12 units of equipment, including a canine unit and 3 rescue departments of the MRC of the ShR.  

Let's add that the mayor of Brovary Ihor Sapozhko claims that only

one child was among the dead.

Air crash in Brovary

On the morning of January 18, an explosion rang out in Brovary, Kyiv region.

A fire was reported.

The head of the OVA clarified that 

a helicopter fell near a kindergarten and a residential building. 

At that time, children and employees of the institution were in the kindergarten.

As a result of the fall of the rotorcraft 

, the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs died. 

In particular, Minister of Internal Affairs Denys Monastyrskyi, his first deputy Yevhen Yenin and State Secretary Yuriy Lubkovich.

Among the injured as a result

of the helicopter crash is a pregnant woman.

According to the State Emergency Service, 

their ES-225 rotorcraft (flight number 54) crashed. 

He damaged a kindergarten, glazing in a 14-story residential building and three cars.

The head of the National Police in the Kharkiv region, Volodymyr Tymoshko, said that the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine, Denys Monastyrskyi, and his colleagues

were flying to Kharkiv.

All the circumstances of the accident will be investigated in detail - a  

special group

is being created for this , said Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. 

The Security Service of Ukraine has launched an investigation into 

the crash of a helicopter in Brovary,

as a result of which 16 people died, including three children, as well as the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, his deputy and the secretary of state.

Several versions are currently under consideration.

The death of the leadership of the Ministry of Internal Affairs is a heavy loss, but the deputy head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Kyrylo Tymoshenko said that the ministry is working as usual and continues to ensure security in the cities and on the defense lines of our country.

One of Monastyrskyi's deputies will temporarily

 perform the duties

 of the Minister of Internal Affairs.

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