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Crashed helicopter had 19 people on board — Russian police source

June 03, 2014, 9:17 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Previous reports said the helicopter that crashed in Russia's northern Murmansk region had 18 people on board
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© ITAR-TASS/Murmansk regional branch of the Russian Emergencies Ministry

MOSCOW, June 03. /ITAR-TASS/. Updated reports said the helicopter that had crashed in Russia's northern Murmansk Region had 19 people on board. Previously, reports said the helicopter carried 18 people. "Divers are now looking for two persons," a law-enforcement source told ITAR-TASS on Tuesday.

Fifteen people died in the Mi-8 helicopter crash, including the pilots. Ten bodies have been identified. There were two survivors, who have been hospitalized with injuries.

Fragments on the helicopter were found in a lake at a depth of 4m.

Latest reports said the divers had found the helicopter's flight recorder box.

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