Updated 11:29 AM EDT, Tue, Jun 16, 2020

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Turkish Airlines Cargo Plane Crashes into Kyrgyzstan Village, Kills Over 30

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(Photo : Getty Images) Turkish Airlines cargo plane crashed into a local village of Kyrgyzstan, killing at least 32 people so far.

At least 32 people have been reported dead after a Turkish Airlines cargo plane crashed in Kyrgyzstan's Manas airport on Monday, officials said. Most of the victims are residents of the village of Dacha-Suu, Sokuluk District.

As of 10:21 a.m. (local time), First Deputy Prime Minister Muhammetkaly Abulgaziyev said that the accident damaged at least 15 buildings and killed four crew members, including the pilot, and 28 local residents, the Akipress noted.

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The Boeing 747 cargo plane, which departed from Hong Kong, was supposed to make a stopover at Manas, about 25km (15 miles) from the capital city Bishkek, en route to Istanbul. The crash took place at around 7:30 a.m. local time (01:30 GMT).

BBC noted that although the cause of the accident has not been confirmed yet, investigations are considering the area's poor visibility, noting that the fog was thick at that time.

Images of the alleged crash site that made round across social media showed fire and smoke rising from the debris of the damaged establishments.

The crash site area spans 335 meters and 75 meters.

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