"It was boom, boom, boom. It was quick."
"This has been a tragic day today. It is another reminder that police work is inherently dangerous."
The flight with the seven survivors on board has already departed for Moscow.
More than 150 firefighters and volunteers battled through the night.
A military training jet crashed Sunday in a neighborhood near Fort Worth, Texas, injuring the two pilots and damaging three homes.
A gunman opened fire Monday at a university in Russia, leaving eight people dead and 28 hurt, officials said.
The fire didn’t grow significantly Thursday as a layer of smoke reduced its spread in the morning.
Three young children who had just moved to New Zealand from South Africa have died in what police are investigating as a homicide.
Stormy weather Monday night into Tuesday contributed to the deaths.
The victim's date said that she was "in shock."