At least two people died this Monday when a Cessna plane crashed into a neighborhood in the city of Santee in the southern state of California in the United States.
“We have several confirmed deaths, we do not know exactly how many (…) We know that there are at least two confirmed deaths,” said the city’s deputy fire chief Justin Matsushita, the media, reports the US network CNN.
Matsushita added that while the rescue workers were recovering and recovering the bodies, they encountered “a rather brutal scene” that they are trying to “analyze”.
Two houses in the neighborhood were hardest hit by the impact, and although two or three others were also damaged, it is now up to the emergency teams to determine the extent of the damage to the buildings.
The fire brigade has confirmed that they do not know the number of passengers on board the plane, but Matsushita has admitted that he believes “no one on board can survive the injuries”.
The incident occurred near a secondary school, despite the fact that the educational institution has confirmed that all students are safe and have not suffered any injuries.
Finally, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department warned local residents to stay out of the accident area while the Red Cross established a temporary haven for displaced residents.