MOSCOW, October 17. /TASS/. The fire in an apartment building in the southern Russian city of Yeisk, which broke out following a warplane crash nearby, has been contained, Krasnodar Region Governor Veniamin Kondratyev said on Monday.
"Colleagues from the Emergency Situations Ministry report that the plane’s debris are no longer on fire. Evacuation of people from nearby buildings has been canceled. The fire has been contained," the governor said on Telegram.
A Su-34 bomber crashed in a residential area of Yeisk in the evening of October 17. The pilots ejected themselves.
The Defense Ministry said one of the plane’s engines had caught fire during takeoff, causing the crash. Spilled fuel went up in flames, with the fire shifting over to the apartment building. Tentatively, 17 apartments sustained damage. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered all necessary assistance to be provided to the victims of the accident. As of now, two people have been reported dead and 19 injured.