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16 dead, 5 injured in Vietnam helicopter crash

HANOI - Sixteen people were killed and five injured when a Vietnamese military helicopter crashed in the capital Hanoi early Monday, a top military official said.

"The plane was carrying 21 people and it crashed during a parachute training exercise, killing 16 and injuring five others," Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan, army deputy commander, told AFP.

The dead and injured were all military personnel, he added.


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