10 die in military helicopters collision

Two military helicopters reportedly collided during a training session over a naval base on Malaysia’s West Coast  Tuesday,  killing 10 people, 

Singaporean news channel CNA cited the Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN) as saying in a statement.

It said that a navy helicopter carrying seven crew members on board and another one with three passengers collided at 9:32 a.m. (0132 GMT) at the naval base in Lumut, some 200 kilometres North-West of Kuala Lumpur.

“All victims confirmed dead on the scene and sent to the Lumut Navy base armed forces hospital for process of identification,’’ CNA cited the navy statement as saying.

It added that the Perak police chief Mohd Yusri Hassan Basri confirmed that 10 people died.

CNA reported that the helicopters were training for a flyover for the 90th Naval Day celebration, which is due to take place in a few days’ time

Author: Maureen Ikpeama

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