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Ethiopian military helicopter crash kills 18

August 30, 2018 2:24 PM
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ADDIS ABABA: An Ethiopian military helicopter crashed on Thursday, killing 18 people, the state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported.

The aircraft crashed on a flight between the eastern city of Dire Dawa and the Ethiopian air force headquarters in Bishoftu, a resort town southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, the agency said.

"The cause of the crash is being investigated. I express deep sorrow for those who lost their lives," Addisu Arega, a top official in Oromia region where the crash occurred, wrote on Facebook.


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