Five Indian soldiers killed in chopper crash

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Five Indian army soldiers were killed when their helicopter crashed near the country’s disputed border with China, the defence ministry said on Saturday. This is the second such fatal accident in the region this month.

The Advance Light Helicopter came down on Friday south of Tuting, a remote town near the Line of Actual Control that divides India’s northeastern Arunachal Pradesh state from Chinese territory. Air traffic controllers had received a mayday call before the crash that suggested technical or mechanical failure, the ministry said in a statement.

Meanwhile, fifteen people were killed and dozens injured in a passenger bus accident in Madhya Pradesh state, police said on Saturday. The crash occurred in Rewa district late Friday.—Agencies

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