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Russian firefighting plane crashes in Turkey; 8 killed

Moscow's defence ministry said five Russian servicemen and three Turkish nationals were killed in the crash

Update : 14 Aug 2021, 09:08 PM

Russia on Saturday said all eight people onboard a Russian firefighting plane died when it crashed in Turkey during a firefighting mission. 

Moscow's defence ministry said five Russian servicemen and three Turkish nationals were killed in the crash, according to media reports. 

The Russian defence ministry earlier said the Be-200 plane went down around 1330 GMT with eight crew onboard. 

The plane crashed near the southern Turkish city of Adana, it said. 

Russian consular representatives and a defence ministry commission were on their way to the crash site. 

In July, Russia said it would send Be-200 planes to Turkey to help it fight spreading wildfires. 

Turkish state news agency Anadolu reported that rescuers had rushed to the scene with television footage showing a column of smoke rising from a mountainous zone. 

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