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A United Nations (UN) helicopter carrying UN peacekeepers crashed in the Democratic People’s Republic of Congo on Tuesday, killing eight people on board.
“I’m deeply saddened by the death of 8 UN peacekeepers who were on board a helicopter that crashed yesterday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. An investigation into the crash is now underway. I wish to express my sincere condolences to their families & loved ones,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a tweet.
Earlier, the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) had said on Tuesday that it had lost contact with one of its helicopters in the east of the country.