The body of a victim who died after a helicopter crashed in Sindhupalchok District is carried towards an ambulance in Kathmandu June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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The families of five Nepalese civilians killed in a U.S. military helicopter crash on an earthquake relief mission last month demanded compensation Monday, saying it took weeks to get confirmation of their relatives' deaths.Authorities initially said six U.S. Marines and two Nepalese soldiers were on the UH-1 "Huey" chopper that crashed May 12 in Nepal's northeastern mountains. After DNA tests and further investigation by both countries, Nepal's army announced Friday that five more people were on board, local villagers being transported to a hospital for treatment of injuries suffered in the devastating April earthquake that killed thousands. The U.S. relief mission was deployed after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake hit Nepal on April 25 .
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