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Senegal: 7 injured, 13 missing after military helicopter crashes

The people on the chopper included four crew members.

world Updated: Mar 15, 2018 10:35 IST
The aircraft went down in a mangrove forest in the coastal area of Missirah.
The aircraft went down in a mangrove forest in the coastal area of Missirah.(AFP File Photo)

More than a dozen people were missing after a Senegalese military helicopter crashed late Wednesday in the south of the country, an army spokesperson said.

Seven of the 20 people on board have so far been found, all injured, after the aircraft went down in a mangrove forest in the coastal area of Missirah, he said.

The people on the flight included four crew members, according to army spokesperson Colonel Abdou Ndiaye.

“Boatmen in the area rescued seven passengers,” he said, adding that 13 people were missing and a search effort was being organised.