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24 killed in Russian helicopter crash

Updated: 2013-07-04 15:59
( Xinhua)

VLADIVOSTOK - Twenty-four passengers were killed in a MI-8 helicopter crash Tuesday in the Far Eastern Yakutia region.

Four survivors, including a teeanger, had been found and evacuated to Yakutsk City hospital, two in critical condition, Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said.

The helicopter were carrying three crew members and at least 25 passengers, including 11 children, when it crashed. The crash site was discovered in the nearly impassable terrain of eastern Siberia's taiga Wednesday evening.


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