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UN helicopter crash kills seven in Nepal

A United Nations helicopter crashes in Nepal, killing at least seven people, confirm officials.
AFP | By HT Correspondent, Kathmandu
UPDATED ON MAR 03, 2008 06:02 PM IST

A United Nations helicopter crashed in Nepal on Monday, killing at least seven people, officials said.

"We lost radio contact with a UN helicopter on Monday while it was returning from Ramechhap in east Nepal," Mohan Prasad Adhikari, a senior official from Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, told AFP.

Police from the remote hilly district said that at least seven people were killed.

"As well as those killed, some are still stuck in the wreckage," Pushpa Shrestha, a senior police officer from Ramechhap district, 85 kilometres (50 miles) east of Kathmandu, told AFP.

The United Nations confirmed that it had lost contact with one of its helicopters and said it was seeking further information.

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