A military helicopter carrying top Mexican officials has crashed while assessing damage from a powerful earthquake, killing at least 14 people including a baby on the ground, according to authorities.
Mexico’s interior minister and the governor of the south-west Oaxaca state were on board, but neither was hurt.
Twelve people died at the scene after the pilot lost control shortly before landing in the southern state of Oaxaca and another person later died in hospital, prosecutors said on Saturday.
Among the dead were three children, while 15 people were injured.
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Mexico earthquake: Helicopter crashes in emergency killing 13 https://t.co/UkvRWVTZ8M
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A military helicopter carrying top Mexican officials has crashed, killing at least 13 people on the ground https://t.co/8qYtuPiZA2
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