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Chopper crash kills nine policemen in Colombia

Last Updated: Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 11:48

Bogota: Nine police officers were killed and three others wounded when their helicopter crashed in northeastern Colombia, Xinhua reported.
The helicopter crashed into a mountainous area in Casanare province Saturday, minutes after taking off from the town of Salinas, police said. The aircraft had a mechanical problem.
The injured were shifted to hospitals in the provincial capital of Yopal and in the neighbouring Boyaca province.


First Published: Sunday, June 12, 2011 - 11:48

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