Helicopter crash kills one, injures 12 in Afghanistan

Kabul, May 15 One person was killed with 12 others injured as a helicopter crashed in Firoz Koah, the provincial capital of west Afghanistan's Ghor province, on Wednesday, provincial government spokesperson Abdul Wahid Hamas said.

"The MI-17 model helicopter of the air force, which was busy in a rescue operation to recover bodies from a river in Firoz Koah city this morning, made an emergency landing due to technical problems," Hamas said, reports Xinhua news agency.

He added: "As a result, one on board was killed and 12 others were injured."

Without providing more details, the official added that an investigation has been initiated into the incident.

Further details are awaited.

Source: IANS
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