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    Details about possible casualties as well as the owner of the helicopter or its type were not immediately available.

    A helicopter has crashed in Narimanovsky district of Astrakhan Oblast in Russia's south, local emergency services reported on Friday.

    The incident happened at 20:30 local time near Lineynoye township. Ambulances have been dispatched to the scene to deal with the aftermath of the crash.

    According to preliminary data, the chopper was privately-owned. Meanwhile, a representative for the emergency services said that the helicopter could have also belonged to the Lukoil oil company.

    Crash, helicopter, Russia
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