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Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

Eight people die in helicopter crash in Indonesia


Jakarta, (IINA) – Eight people on board a search-and-rescue helicopter perished in a crash in Indonesia’s Central Java province at the weekend, officials confirmed on Monday.

According to DPA, Yusuf Latif, a spokesman for the National Search and Rescue Agency, said that all of the victims’ bodies had been recovered and taken to a police hospital in Semarang.

The Indonesian-made Dauphin AS365 crashed in a mountainous area of Gunung Butak in Temanggung district on Sunday as it flew to help evacuate tourists from the Dieng Plateau following a volcanic eruption.

Latif said that four of the victims were from the navy and the other four were rescue workers.

Source: International Islamic News Agency