Venezuela military helicopter crashes, killing seven soldiers

Baku, May 5, AZERTAC

Seven Venezuelan military officers were killed when their helicopter crashed outside Caracas, President Nicolas Maduro said, Al-Jazeera reported.

The helicopter had left the Venezuelan capital heading to San Carlos in the country's northwest when it went down in a mountainous area of the El Hatillo municipality, the defence ministry said in a statement.

The defence ministry said an investigation into the cause of the crash was under way.

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