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Red Cross copter crash lands in Pakistan, two injured

A Pakistani official told that the Puma transport helicopter made a forced landing near Muzaffarabad.

india Updated: Mar 09, 2006 15:23 IST

A Red Cross helicopter taking part in earthquake relief crash-landed in Pakistan-administered Kashmir on Thursday, injuring at least two crew members, officials said.

The Pakistani official told that the Puma transport helicopter made a forced landing near Muzaffarabad, the capital of mountainous Pakistani Kashmir, and was damaged.

The pilot and another crew member have been evacuated to hospital in Islamabad for treatment, but their condition was not immediately known, the official said.

Dozens of helicopters from around the world have transported aid to the region since the devastating October 8 South Asian earthquake, in which at least 73,000 people died.

First Published: Mar 09, 2006 15:23 IST