Military helicopter crashes with passengers onboard 



A military helicopter carrying 20 people including four crew members went down in Dakar, Senegal.

Reportedly, about six persons have died and fourteen others injured.

A government statement said the injured persons were receiving treatment at a regional hospital in Kaolack.

The Army Spokesperson, Abdou Ndiaye said in a statement that rescue workers confirmed that, “Six persons died at the scene of the incident.”

It added that, “14 passengers were wounded, 3 seriously.”

Reports coming from Senegal confirms that eight people have died and 12 have been injured in an army helicopter crash.

The accident happened in Missirah, a town near The Gambia’s northern border. The helicopter, which was carrying 20 people, was coming back from a funeral in Ziguinchor, South of Dakar. It was carrying the body on board.

An investigation has been requested by the President Macky Sall as he offered his condolences to the families of the victims. The last plane crash in Senegal happened in 2015 when seven people died in a plane crash.


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