MOSCOW, October 18. /TASS/. Nineteen people were injured as a result of a fighter jet crash in the town of Yeysk in southern Russia, whereas the number of deaths totals 3, the crisis center in Krasnodar reported via its Telegram channel citing Health Minister Mikhail Murashko.
"Russian Health Minister Mikhail Murashko: three people died and another 19 were injured as a result of an emergency situation in Yeysk," the report said.
An Su-34 fighter-bomber crashed in Yeysk upon a climb during its training flight from a military airfield late on October 17 after one of its engines burst into flames. The fuel that spilled during the crash ignited, with the fire spreading to a nearby multi-story residential building, engulfing all nine stories. The pilots ejected. President Vladimir Putin ordered to provide all necessary aid to the victims of the emergency.