A passenger plane has crashed shortly after take-off in the former Soviet Republic of Kyrgyzstan.
The accident happened at the capital Bishkek’s Manas Airport with around 123 people on-board.
The Russian interfax news agency reported the Boeing 737 owned by airline Itek-air was bound for Iran.
According to those at the crash site firefighters are at the scene battling the blaze and medical teams are on hand to help with casualties.
Early reports suggest around 100 people lost their