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Latest News! Around 19 Dead In Russian Helicopter Crash In Siberia

Latest News! Around 19 Dead In Russian Helicopter Crash In Siberia :- On Saturday, Investigative Committee of Russia said that At least 19 people were killed in a helicopter crash in northwestern Siberia, Russia.

In a statement, Investigators said that an Mi-8 helicopter carrying 22 people had crashed on Friday night outside the city of Novy Urengoy and as per the preliminary data that 19 people have succumbed to multiple injuries at the scene.

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The Investigators said that the helicopter was flying from the Siberian region of Krasnoyarsk to the town of Urengoy in the Yamalo-Nenetsky region when it crashed Friday between 1400 and 1500 GMT.

Regional branch of the Emergencies ministry said that at the initial stage there was no report of casualties, it had been informed that a helicopter made a hard landing some 80 kilometers outside Novy Urengoy on Friday.

The ministry said that emergency workers were sent to the  crashed scene and managed to save three people from the wreckage.

The investigators said that the survivors were immediately rushed to a hospital in Novy Urengoy.

The Investigative Committee said that the crash could have been caused by a violation of flight safety regulations, a mechanical problem or difficult weather conditions.

It added that a criminal probe had been launched to investigate possible violations.

The emergencies ministry said that fog with low visibility conditions had hindered the search for the crash site, as well as the rescue operation.

In the last year, a similar helicopter crash outside the western Siberian town of Igarka which claimed 15 lives.

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