At least 12 dead in Kazakhstan plane crash

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    A passenger jet has crashed in Kazakhstan, killing at least 12 people but leaving dozens of survivors.

    The Bek Air plane was flying from Almaty – Kazakhstan’s largest city – to the capital Nur-Sultan, when it smashed into a building just after take-off.

    The aircraft had 100 passengers and crew on board, and about 60 are being treated in hospital.

    The cause of the crash is unclear, however a Reuters report indicates there was heavy fog at the time.

    The BBC says there has been conflicting information about the death toll – the interior ministry initially said 15 people had been killed, but it later published a list of victims that mentioned only 12 dead – including the captain.