3 killed in UN helicopter crash in Sudan | 2019-02-11 | daily-sun.com

3 killed in UN helicopter crash in Sudan

    11 February, 2019 12:00 AM printer

JUBA: An Ethiopian military helicopter crashed inside a United Nations compound in the disputed Abyei region between Sudan and South Sudan, killing three crew members and injuring 10 passengers, the UN said in a statement Sunday, reports AFP.

The statement said the helicopter was carrying 23 passengers when it crashed on Saturday inside the compound of the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA), “killing three of its crew members.”

“Ten passengers were injured with three in critical condition,” it said.

The MI-8 helicopter was carrying Ethiopian troops from Kadugli in Sudan to Abyei, which has been contested since South Sudan gained independence in 2011.


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