A passenger plane with 100 people on board has crashed after losing its altitude, killing at least seven persons.

The plane crashed near Kazakhstan’s Almaty airport.

According to local airport authorities, the Bek Air aircraft crashed into a two-storey building during take-off from Almaty International Airport in the early hours of Friday.

The plane which had 95 passengers and five crew members on board, was heading for the capital, Nur-Sultan, when it lost altitude during takeoff and broke through a concrete fence before hitting a small building, Kazakhstan’s Civil Aviation Committee said in a statement.

The committee and Almaty airport said emergency services were working at the site to get survivors out.

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