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Eight people killed in Mi-8 helicopter crash in Eastern Siberia — source

November 26, 2015, 9:16 UTC+3
Another 17 people survived, a source in local law enforcement agencies says
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MOSCOW, November 26. /TASS/. Eight people were killed as the Mi-8 helicopter crashed in the Krasnoyarsk Territory, in Eastern Siberia, on Friday, while another 17 people survived, a source in local law enforcement agencies has said.

"There were 22 passengers and three crew members onboard the helicopter. According to preliminary data, eight people were killed and the others were injured," the source said.

According to the source, the helicopter made hard landing in difficult access area, its fuselage is destroyed.

Those injured in the crash are being evacuated to hospitals by snowcars, the emergencies ministry informs.

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