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Wednesday, 1 April, 1998, 12:22 GMT 13:22 UK
Helicopter crash in Cambodia

A Cambodian army helicopter carrying a group of journalists and a British diplomat has crash-landed in a minefield near the former Khmer Rouge base of Preah Vihear in the north of the country.

Several of those on board were injured when two mines exploded under the helicopter as it attempted to land.

The army flight was arranged after government forces took control of Preah Vihear from Khmer Rouge rebels last weekend.

Military sources said that three of the wounded had been flown to the capital Phnom Penh for treatment.

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