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Nine die in Russian plane crash

The scene of an airplane crash in Siberia, Russia
Nine people have been killed in Siberia after a cargo plane crashed into a military warehouse.
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A Russian cargo plane has crashed into a military warehouse complex in Siberia, killing all nine people aboard, the emergencies ministry says.

The Antonov An-12 military transport plane, flying from the Siberian city of Novosibirsk with cargo on board, crashed on Thursday into storage warehouses at a military unit near Irkutsk, another Siberian city.

“There were nine people on board, they all died,” the emergencies ministry said in a statement.

A defence ministry spokesman said the airplane destroyed the roofs of two buildings where auto parts were stored. No injuries were reported among the military personnel on the ground, he told Russian agencies.

The Interfax news agency reported that the plane had crashed into warehouses containing ammunition.

An emergencies ministry spokesman could not immediately confirm the report.

The plane belonged to an aircraft maker in Irkutsk.