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All 13 people on board crashed Kazakhstan helicopter killed, says president

Earlier in the day, a helicopter belonging to the KAzakhDefense Ministry has crashed in the Kyzylorda Region

NURSULTAN, March 27. /TASS/. All 13 people on board the helicopter that crashed earlier in Kazakhstan were killed, Kazakhstan’s President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev stated on Twitter.

"A helicopter belonging to the Defense Ministry has crashed in the Kyzylorda Region, en route from Aktau to Shymkent as part of a military exercise. The helicopter’s crew has been killed. I have ordered to start an investigation. My condolences to the families of the deceased. Material help will be provided to them," Tokayev wrote.

Earlier, a representative of the emergencies committee of the country’s Interior Ministry informed that a Mi-8 helicopter had crashed on March 27 at around 17:35 pm (14:35 Moscow time). "The plane has crashed due to unknown circumstances, caught fire and and was burned completely," the representative stated.