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Five dead in Uzbekistan helicopter crash

The five people killed were two crew members from the Mi-2 helicopter and three local factory employees.

india Updated: Feb 18, 2006 18:09 IST

Five people died when the helicopter they were travelling in crashed in southwest Uzbekistan on Saturday, an official said.

"Five people died," said an official from the country's emergency situations ministry, speaking on condition of anonymity.

The crash happened 15 kilometres from the mining town of Zarafshon and investigators were on the scene of the incident looking into possible causes for the crash, the official said.

The five people killed were two crew members from the Mi-2 helicopter and three local factory employees, Russia's RIA-Novosti news agency reported.

First Published: Feb 18, 2006 18:09 IST