Updated: Pilot dies as two fighter jets collide, plunge into residential area

Two German Eurofighter jets have crashed in the north-eastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the Interior Ministry has confirmed.

The planes have reportedly fallen into a residential area, according to the German media.

However, one of the two pilots involved in the midair collision is dead, broadcaster n-tv reported, citing local police.

The accident, during a training flight, happened over northern Fleesensee Lake near the town of Malchow, a tweet showed.

Another tweet said the crash has triggered some forest fire, which is spreading because of drought.

*This is a developing story. Details later

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