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Helicopter crashes near kindergarten in Brovary, Kyiv Oblast, causing fatalities

Wednesday, 18 January 2023, 08:02
Helicopter crashes near kindergarten in Brovary, Kyiv Oblast, causing fatalities

A helicopter has crashed near a kindergarten in Brovary in Kyiv Oblast, causing a fire to break out, and preliminary reports say there are injuries and deaths.

Source: Kyrylo Tymoshenko, Deputy Head of the President’s Office, on Telegram; Ukrainska Pravda sources in Kyiv Oblast Military Administration; Iryna Prianyshnykova, spokeswoman for the National Police in Kyiv Oblast, in a comment to Ukrainska Pravda; Oleksii Kuleba, Head of Kyiv Oblast Military Administration, on Telegram

Quote from Tymoshenko: "Brovary. An aircraft has just crashed on a civil infrastructure facility. We are establishing information regarding casualties and circumstances."


Quote from Prianyshnykova: "A helicopter has crashed, it happened near a kindergarten. Currently, five people are reported to be dead."

(It should be noted that later on air during the 24/7 national joint newscast, Prianyshnykova said: "Currently there are reports regarding approximately five casualties, as well as fatalities". Prianyshnykova is at the scene, and UP journalists are trying to contact the police spokeswoman to obtain accurate information – ed.)

Details: As Prianyshnykova reports, the State Emergency Service, the mayor, the police and other services are at the scene.


Later, the head of Kyiv Oblast Military Administration, Oleksii Kuleba, confirmed that the helicopter fell near a kindergarten and a residential building.


He said that children and employees of the institution were in the kindergarten at the time of the tragedy. At this point, everyone has been evacuated.

Kuleba emphasised that there were casualties.


Scene of the tragedy. Photo shows helicopter propeller wreckage near the entrance to a residential building


Updated: Later, the hosts of the 24/7 national joint newscast, quoting the Brovary National Police Service, reported that preliminary information has indicated that three people are known to have been killed in the helicopter crash on a kindergarten. Five more people were injured.


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