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Six dead, 14 hurt in Senegal military helicopter crash

15th March 2018 - 10:08 GMT | by ​Agence France-Presse in Dakar

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Six people were killed and 14 others injured when a Senegalese military helicopter crashed late on 14 March, according to a government statement giving an updated toll from the incident in the south of the country.

The helicopter, which went down in a mangrove forest in the coastal area of Missirah, was carrying 20 people, including four crew, Senegalese Army Spokesperson Col Abdou Ndiaye told AFP earlier.

According to a statement released by the government, rescue workers said six people died at the scene.

The statement said: ‘The other 14 passengers were wounded, three seriously.’

Adding further it said that the injured were being transferred to a regional hospital in Kaolack.

Authorities have launched an enquiry into the incident to determine the cause of the crash, the statement said.

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