Over 30 people are dead after a Turkish cargo plane crashed in Bishkek, the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, on Monday morning, local time.
At least 6 children are believed to be among the dead, according to the Daily Express.
Our condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives in the tragic incident involving an ACT Airlines aircraft in Kyrgyzstan.
— Turkish Airlines (@TurkishAirlines) January 16, 2017
The plane was attempting a planned stop at Manas International Airport on its journey from Hong Kong to Istanbul when the crash occurred.
“Visibility was reduced to 1/16 of a mile (0.1 km) due to freezing fog at Manas International Airport at the time of the incident,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Michael Doll said.
Several nearby buildings and homes were damaged during the crash.
The airport has closed temporarily as the desperate search for survivors continues.