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MOSCOW, July 3 (Itar-Tass) - Twenty-four people died in the Mi-8 helicopter crash in Yakutia last Tuesday, Oleg Voronov, the head of the Russian Emergencies Ministry information department told Itar-Tass.
He said the bodies of 24 passengers, including ten children, had been retrieved from the wreckage. The three crewmen and a 12-year-old boy whose spine was broken during the crash are the only survivors. They will be taken to Yakutsk for treatment.