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Passenger plane crashes in Kazakhstan killing at least 14

[ALMATY] At least 14 people died when a passenger plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Almaty airport in Kazakhstan, the government said on Friday.

"There are 14 dead at the (crash) site," Almaty city government said in a statement via its official channel on the Telegram messenger app.

It added that a further 17 patients were being treated in hospital in a "serious condition".