10 killed in Russian copter crash

  • At least 10 people were killed in a Mi-8 helicopter crash in Russia's northern Krasnoyarsk region on Thursday, the West Siberian Transport Prosecutor's Office said. "Latest data showed that 10 people have died in the crash and 15 others have been taken to hospital," the office said in a statement. The 15 survivors have been evacuated by snowmobiles and a hovercraft to medical institutions, the statement said. Russia's Emergency Situation Ministry confirmed there were altogether 25 people aboard the helicopter, including three crew members and 22 passengers. (Source: IANS)