Military helicopter crashes in Vietnam

HANOI - A Vietnamese army helicopter crashed near a military airport on the outskirts of Hanoi early Monday, injuring several people, a senior official said.

The accident occurred at about 8am when the helicopter, which was carrying 21 people, crashed while taking part in a military exercise, Deputy Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan, Chief of Staff of the Vietnam People's Army, told dpa.

He said several people had been injured.

One report in the local media said 19 people had been killed, but Tuan did not confirm this.

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