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    Five People, Including One Child, Killed in Helicopter Crash in Kazakhstan

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    A helicopter carrying a sick child has crashed in Kazakhstan killing all five people on board, the official representative of the Emergencies Committee of the Interior Ministry of Kazakhstan Ruslan Imankulov said.

    ALMATY (Sputnik) – The wreckage of the helicopter was found at about 08:20 local time (02:20 GMT) on Thursday, according to Imankulov.

    "All people on board the helicopter were killed," the representative said.

    Earlier, an operator of a regional Emergencies Ministry hotline told RIA Novosti that three bodies had been found at the site of the helicopter crash.

    The UP-MD 600-N civil helicopter left the town of Usharal in the southeastern Almaty Region of Kazakhstan on Wednesday afternoon, to deliver a sick child to a regional hospital.

    Apart from the child and the mother, there were two medics and the pilot on board the helicopter.


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