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    Police Helicopter Crash in Eastern Turkey Kills All 12 People Aboard

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    All twelve people aboard a police helicopter that crashed in the province of Tunceli in eastern Turkey were killed, the local administration said on Tuesday.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) — The helicopter crashed earlier on Tuesday in a remote mountainous area at the altitude of approximately 2,500 meters (8,202 feet) 10 minutes after the take-off.

    "As a result of the catastrophe, seven policemen, a judge, a serviceman and three crew members were killed," local authorities said in a statement.

    According to the statement, bad weather conditions could have caused the crash.


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