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15 July 2024

16 feared dead in helicopter 'hard landing' in Tajikistan

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By AFP

Up to 16 people, including 13 climbers and 3 helicopter crew, are unaccounted for after a "hard landing" in the mountains of Tajikistan, the Central Asian country's emergency committee said Monday.

The accident took place on Sunday at 1130 GMT, the committee said, and two helicopters have been sent on a rescue and recovery mission to the crash site.