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01:39 PM, March 7, 2018
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Russian Mi-8 helicopter

A Mi-8 helicopter belonging to one of special services of the Russian Federation has crashed in Chechnya killing five people.

There were nine people on board the helicopter and some are considered to have survived the crash. Emergency services have not reached the site of the crash yet, so the number of victims is yet to be specified, Pravada reported quoting Ria Novosti Wednesday.

According to preliminary reports, the helicopter, which most likely belonged to the border service, could crash because of bad weather conditions. The helicopter crashed in Hangihoy Gorge in Itum-Kalinsky district of Chechnya.

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