Helicopter crash kills eight in Senegal

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Eight people have died and 12 have been injured in an army helicopter crash in Senegal.

The accident happened in Missirah, a town near The Gambia’s northern border.

The helicopter, which was carrying 20 people, was coming back from a funeral in Ziguinchor, South of Dakar. It was carrying the body on board.

An investigation was requested by the President Macky Sall. He offered his condolences to the families of the victims.

The last big crash in Senegal happened in 2015 when seven people died in a plane crash.

BBC