Dakar Six people were killed and 14 others injured when a Senegalese military helicopter crashed, according to a government statement giving an updated toll from the incident in the south of the country.
The helicopter, which went down in a mangrove forest in the coastal area of Missirah late on Wednesday, was carrying 20 people, including four crew, Army Spokesman Col. Abdou Ndiaye told AFP earlier.
According to a statement released by the government, rescue workers said six people died at the scene. "The other 14 passengers were wounded, three seriously," it said, adding that the injured were being transferred to a regional hospital in Kaolack, on the north bank of the Saloum River.
Authorities have launched an inquiry into the incident to determine the cause of the crash, the statement added.
Source: International Islamic News Agency