Helicopter crash kills one, injures 12 in Afghanistan

by IANS |



Kabul, May 15 (IANS) One person was killed with 12 others injured as a helicopter crashed in Firoz Koah, the provincial capital of west Afghanistan's Ghor province, on Wednesday, provincial government spokesperson Abdul Wahid Hamas said.


"The MI-17 model helicopter of the air force, which was busy in a rescue operation to recover bodies from a river in Firoz Koah city this morning, made an emergency landing due to technical problems," Hamas said, reports Xinhua news agency.


He added: "As a result, one on board was killed and 12 others were injured."


Without providing more details, the official added that an investigation has been initiated into the incident.


Further details are awaited.



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