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Kinshasa - The crew of a helicopter belonging to the United Nations was killed when the chopper crashed into a hill in Democratic Republic of Congo's South Kivu province, a UN military spokesperson said on Sunday.
Colonel Proser Basse said rescue teams had not yet reached the wreckage due to bad weather, and could not say how many crew members were on board.
According to a report on local UN-sponsored Radio Okapi, the helicopter was returning to the regional capital Bukavu after a mission west of the town.
Western military sources said the chopper crashed around 35km from Bukavu. - Sapa-AFP