Six firemen killed in helicopter crash in Spain

19th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

Six firemen were killed and one injured in eastern Spain on Saturday when their helicopter crashed as they were travelling to extinguish a blaze, regional authorities said.

The accident occurred near the town of Teruel in the Aragon region, some 400 kilometres (250 miles) east of Madrid, the regional government said in a statement.

It said the cause of the crash was not immediately clear.

© 2011 AFP

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