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'150 dead' in Russian jet crash

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The Airbus A-310 jet after it crashed at the airport.

MOSCOW, Russia (CNN) -- An Airbus A-310 passenger jet with 200 people on board left the runway early Sunday while landing at Irkutsk Airport in eastern Siberia, crashed into a concrete barrier and burst into flames, killing 150 people, according to the Russian news agency Interfax.

The front of the plane was crushed, and more than 40 people were hospitalized with burns, the agency said, quoting emergency officials.

The jet, flying from Moscow, hit a building before catching fire, and the blaze was under control, the agency said.

Emergency crews were attempting to retrieve bodies and rescue anyone left on board.

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