In this handout photo provided by the Myanmar Ministry of Information, military and locals stand beside the wreckage of a Myanmar Air Force Beechcraft 1900 that crashed in Pyin Oo Lwin, Mandalay, Myanmar on Thursday June 10, 2021. Image Credit: AP

Yangon:  Twelve people were killed when a Myanmar military plane crashed in a central region of the country Thursday, a spokesman for the junta said.

Two people from the plane, which was carrying six crew and eight passengers, were rescued from the crash near the city of Pyin Oo Lwin, a spokesperson said in a statement to journalists, blaming the cause on "bad weather".