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'China quake helicopter crashes, 14 on board'

As per the state media, a Chinese military helicopter with 14 people on board has crashed during relief operations following last month's devastating earthquake.

world Updated: Jun 01, 2008 08:33 IST

A Chinese military helicopter with 14 people on board has crashed during relief operations following last month's devastating earthquake, state media reported on Sunday.

Xinhua news agency said the accident occurred Saturday afternoon when the helicopter encountered fog and "strong air currents" while flying near the destroyed town of Yingxiu. No information was given on any casualties.