At least 9 dead in Kazakhstan plane crash

At least 9 dead in Kazakhstan plane crash

A passenger aircraft with 95 people and five crew members on board crashed in Kazakhstan on Friday. At least nine people have died following the incident. The incident took place near the city of Almaty.

According to a statement by Kazakhstan's Civil Aviation Committee the plane lost altitude during takeoff and broke through a concrete fence. It was reportedly heading for the capital, Nur-Sultan.

Meanwhile,the emergency services were working at the site to get survivors out. The deathtoll is likely to increase, informed sources. A special commission will be setup to determine the cause of the crash.

Kazakhstan'sPresident Qasym-Jomart Toqayev expressed "deep condolences" to the victims'relatives.

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