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Turkish helicopter crash, killing 10 soldiers, including corps commander

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ANKARA ( REPORTBEAT ) : A helicopter crash has killed 10 military personnel, including two Turkish generals.

According to a foreign news agency, the Turkish Ministry of Defense says a military helicopter crashed in eastern Turkey, killing 10 military personnel, including Lt. Gen. Osman Erbas, an army corps commander, said Devlet Bahceli

The Cougar type helicopter crashed near the village of Cekmece, close to the town of Tatvan, in the predominantly Kurdish-populated Bitlis province. It was on its way to Tatvan from the nearby province of Bingol when authorities lost contact with it at 2:25 pm (1125 GMT), the ministry said.

Earlier in 2017, a Turkish military helicopter crashed in the southeastern province of Sirnak, bordering Syria and Iraq. In which 13 soldiers were killed.

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