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Mexico helicopter crash kills 13 on ground in wake of earthquake

SANTIAGO JAMILTEPEC, Mexico (Reuters) – At least 13 individuals on the ground, together with three youngsters, had been killed when a Mexican army helicopter carrying high officers surveying damages from an earthquake crashed in a small city in the southern state of Oaxaca, authorities mentioned on Saturday.

The helicopter, which was carrying Mexico’s inside minister and the state governor, crashed on high of two vans in an open discipline whereas making an attempt to land in Santiago Jamiltepec after a tour of harm from a robust earthquake on Friday, officers mentioned.

The senior officers survived however 12 individuals on the scene had been killed and one other died later in a hospital, Oaxaca’s legal professional normal’s workplace mentioned in a press release. Fifteen extra individuals had been injured.

The 7.2 magnitude quake left practically 1,000,000 houses and companies with out energy in Mexico City and the south and broken at the very least 50 houses in Oaxaca.

The state, together with Mexico City, continues to be reeling from earthquakes that triggered widespread harm in September and killed at the very least 471 individuals.

Writing by Michael O’BoyleEditing by Matthew Lewis

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