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Oaxaca military helicopter crash kills 13, injures 15

Santiago Jamiltepec, Oaxaca — A helicopter crash in the state of Oaxaca has left 13 people dead and 15 injured as officials continue to investigate the cause.

The Oaxaca Public Prosecutor’s Office reported that the collapse of the military helicopter, in which the Interior Secretary Alfonso Navarrete Prida and the governor of Oaxaca Alejandro Mura were traveling, has left 13 dead.

They pointed out that the remains of 12 deceased people were already removed, including 5 women, 4 men and 3 minors.

The prosecutor’s office also reported that the search, survey and identification work continues.

At the scene, in the city of Santiago Jamiltepec, in the state of Oaxaca, 12 people lost their lives. Another one died in a nearby hospital due to his injuries and doctors have treated 15 more injured, the Attorney General of Oaxaca said in a statement Saturday.

Meanwhile, the head of the Secretariat of National Defense (Sedena), Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, offered support and solidarity to the families of the people who lost their lives in the accident in Jamiltepec, Oaxaca.

“Our support and solidarity to the families of people unfortunately dead or injured by the accident in Jamiltepec, Oax., We accompany them in their pain.”

The aircraft, which was transporting the secretary of the Interior, Alfonso Navarrete and the governor of Oaxaca Alejandro Murat, lost control when it was about to land. Instead, it crashed into two vans that were waiting in an open field.