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Morocco army helicopter crash kills nine

RABAT: Nine people were killed and two seriously injured in a military helicopter crash in the Guelmim area of southwest Morocco late on Wednesday, medical sources said.

The cause of the accident was not immediately known.

Eight of the aircraft's 11 passengers were killed on the spot, said the sources on condition of anonymity. Of three people who were taken to hospital, one died of injuries.

Last year, a military plane travelling from Agadir to Western Sahara crashed in Guelmim, where the army has an airbase, killing 80 people.

 

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