Helicopter crash kills 25 senior officials in Afghanistan

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An Afghan official says an army helicopter carrying senior officials has crashed in bad weather in the western Farah province, killing all 25 on board, PTI reported.

Naser Mehdi, a spokesman for the provincial governor, said the helicopter crashed around 9:10 a.m. (0440 GMT), shortly after taking off from the mountainous Anar Dara district heading toward nearby Herat province.

He said the passengers included the deputy corps commander of Afghanistan’s western zone and the head of the Farah provincial council.

 

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