13 killed in military helicopter crash in Kazakhstan

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A military helicopter has crashed on a training flight in Kazakhstan, killing all 13 people on board.

 

The Defence Ministry said the Russian-made Mi-8 aircraft went down on Wednesday in the Zhalagash region in southern Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan's new president Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has ordered an investigation into the crash, with ministry officials adding that the families of the victims would receive compensation. 

 

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