Helicopter carrying Mexican ministers on way to survey earthquake damage crashes; 13 including three children killed

Mexico City: Thirteen people, including three children, were killed when a cabinet ministers helicopter crash-landed on the way to the epicentre of an earthquake, state officials said on Saturday.

The military helicopter that went down late Friday carried Interior Minister Alfonso Navarrete and Oaxaca state Governor Alejandro Murat, who were unharmed.

But five women, four men, and the three children were killed, the Oaxaca prosecutors office said.

Another victim died on the way to hospital.

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto tweeted: "Unfortunately, several people on the ground lost their lives and others were injured. My condolences to your relatives and my desire to promptly recover the injured."


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Updated Date: Feb 17, 2018 21:57:44 IST

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