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Chopper crash kills nine cops

Nine police officers were killed and three others wounded when their helicopter crashed in northeastern Colombia, Xinhua reported.

world Updated: Jun 12, 2011 09:03 IST

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 on 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.