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Ukraine helicopter crash kills 12

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A helicopter belonging to the Ukrainian border guard service has crashed into the Black Sea with 13 people on board.

Twelve have been confirmed dead. One person has been found alive, although he is in a critical condition.

The Mi-8 helicopter was on a flight from Odessa to Zmiyinyy Island. It is thought to have crashed at about 1130 (0930 GMT).

There were three crew members and 10 passengers on board. The cause of the crash is not known.



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