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Kyrgyzstan: Dozens killed in Turkish cargo jet crash


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Kyrgyzstan: Dozens killed in Turkish cargo jet crash

At least 37 people have died after a Turkish cargo plane crashed in a residential area near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport.

Officials say the Boeing 747 ploughed into houses in a nearby village as it was attempting to land in dense fog.

The ACT Airlines operated jet reportedly mowed through the village for a few hundred metres, destroying several buildings before coming to a standstill.

Most of those killed were local residents, including a number of children, officials say.

The plane had been en-route from Hong Kong to Istanbul with a refueling stop in Manas airport, northwest of the capital.

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