One killed,11 injured in Kenyan chopper crash

At least one person was killed and 11 injured after a Kenyan military helicopter crashed in the country`s Mandera county, a government official said Monday.

IANS| Last Updated: May 13, 2014, 02:39 AM IST

Nairobi: At least one person was killed and 11 injured after a Kenyan military helicopter crashed in the country`s Mandera county, a government official said Monday.

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) helicopter, carrying 12 soldiers, was heading to Garissa county from Elwak in Mandera county when it crashed in a residential area.

"We can confirm that one soldier - a pilot died and 11 others were seriously injured and are admitted at the Elwak hospital," Xinhua quoted Mandera county police commander Noah Mwavanda as saying.
The military also confirmed the accident.