The loss of life toll from the crash of a Russian warplane right into a Russian metropolis has risen to fifteen, together with three individuals who died once they jumped from a nine-storey condo constructing to flee a blaze, authorities mentioned.
The Su-34 bomber went down on Monday within the Sea of Azov port metropolis of Yeysk after one in every of its engines caught hearth throughout takeoff for a coaching mission, the Russian Defence Ministry mentioned.
It mentioned each crew members bailed out safely, however the airplane crashed right into a residential space, igniting an enormous hearth as gasoline exploded on influence.
After hours of combing via the charred particles, authorities mentioned 14 folks, together with three youngsters, have been discovered lifeless.
One other 19 have been taken to hospital with accidents, and one in every of them died of extreme burns, bringing the loss of life toll to fifteen, mentioned Anna Minkova, a vice governor of the area.
Yeysk, a metropolis of 90,000, is house to an enormous Russian air base.
The Su-34 is a supersonic twin-engine bomber geared up with subtle sensors and weapons.
It has been a key strike part of the Russian air pressure.
The plane has seen broad use throughout the wars in Syria and Ukraine.