17 soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Kenya

17 soldiers killed in helicopter crash in Kenya



Kenyan authorities have confirmed the death of 17 soldiers in a helicopter crash on Thursday, June 24.


The Kenya Air Force Mi 171 E helicopter crashed at around 9 a.m. (0600 GMT) in the county of Kajiado, the military said in a statement.


The victims were on a training exercise when the helicopter came down in Kajiado County outside the capital, Nairobi. Six people on board were seriously injured.


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