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4 die in UN chopper crash in DR Congo

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Monday, March 11, 2013, 16:15
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The four-member crew of a chopper belonging to the United nations was killed when the helicopter crashed into a hill in Democratic Republic of Congo’s South Kivu province, a UN army spokesperson said Sunday.

Colonel Proser Basse stated the team members were all Russian. Rescue teams hadn’t yet got to the wreckage because of bad weather, he said.

As per a report on local UN-sponsored Radio Okapi, the chopper was going back to the regional capital Bukavu after a mission west of the town.

Western army sources stated the helicopter crashed around 35 kms (22 mls) from Bukavu.

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