A helicopter crash in a Kyiv suburb Wednesday killed 16 people, including Ukraine`s interior minister and two children, according to Ihor Klymenko, chief of Ukraine`s National Police.

Nine of those killed were aboard the emergency services helicopter that crashed in Brovary, Kyiv`s eastern suburb, Klymenko said.

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A total of 22 people were injured, including 10 children. Earlier, officials and media reports said the helicopter crashed near a kindergarten.

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