Helicopter Crash in Argentina Leaves 10 Dead

© AP Photo / Jose AlamoHelicopters crash site
Helicopters crash site - Sputnik International
Ten people, including eight French nationals, were killed when two helicopters apparently collided in mid air over western Argentina, a local government official said Monday. A group of French sports stars were among those killed, local officials said.

"Apparently there was a crash in which 10 people died. There were no survivors, according to the information we have," said Cesar Angulo, chief of security for the country's La Rioja province. 

One of the helicopters belonged to the La Rioja government, and the other to organizers of an international survival competition, Reuters reported, citing Argentine state news agency Telam.

The helicopters may have been transporting media crews connected to the competition, local media reported.  

Local officials later identified some of those killed as Olympic gold medalist swimmer Camille Muffat and Olympic boxer Alexis Vastine, who were filming the survival series Dropped.

Officials and local media earlier said the dead were two Argentine pilots and eight French nationals who were filming a survival show.  

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