Over 500 residents were evacuated and provided with temporary accommodation

Tributes pour in for the 13 dead following Russian city plane crash

Russian authorities said on Tuesday a "technical malfunction" probably caused a military jet to crash into a block of flats in Yeysk, near Ukraine, killing at least 13 people including three children.

Russian authorities said on Tuesday a "technical malfunction" probably caused a military jet to crash into a block of flats in Yeysk, near Ukraine, killing at least 13 people including three children.

Investigators said they were questioning the pilots of the Sukhoi Su-34, who managed to parachute out of the plane before it crashed on Monday into the nine-storey building, engulfing it in flames.

Nineteen people were injured, four of them critically.

A criminal inquiry has been launched into possible violations of flight rules.