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Last Updated: Sunday October 16 2005 11:30 GMT

Quake helicopter crash kills six

Helicopter in the earthquake zone
Six Pakistani soldiers have died after their helicopter crashed when they were on their way back from an aid mission.

The crash happened after they had delivered supplies to the town of Bagh in Kashmir on Saturday afternoon.

The cause of the accident is not yet known, but officials say strong winds and heavy rain are disrupting helicopter deliveries of aid.

Flights have been suspended in some cases. Almost 40,000 people died when the quake struck on 8 October.

Around 3.3m people have been made homeless.

Aid has poured in from around the world, earthquake damage and difficult weather conditions have led to delays in supplies reaching some people.

Aid efforts are now focusing on helping the injured, stopping the spread of disease and protecting those people who have been left without shelter.


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