Eight dead in Siberian helicopter crash -agencies

PM Putin's representative to Russia's lower house of parliament, Alexander Kosopkin, was among the dead, the RIA Novosti news agency reported.

Eight dead in Siberian helicopter crash -agencies

Eight people, including a senior government official, died in a helicopter crash during a hunting trip in southern Siberia, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday citing emergency officials.

"As a result of the crash of the Mi-171 helicopter eight people died. Three survived and remain in a serious condition," Interfax news agency quoted an emergency ministry official as saying.

Rescuers found the wreckage of the helicopter on Sunday, two days after it lost contact with air traffic control, Interfax said.

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's representative to Russia's lower house of parliament, Alexander Kosopkin, was among the dead, the RIA Novosti news agency reported.


Reuters

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