Siberia Helicopter Crash: 15 People Killed, 10 Others Injured

Siberia Helicopter Crash: 15 People Killed, 10 Others Injured

A Russian helicopter carrying oil workers has crashed in eastern Siberia, killing 10 of the 25 people on board, officials have confirmed.

Fifteen other passengers were hospitalized as a result of the crash. According to a Rosneft statement, there were three crew members and 22 passengers on board.

The helicopter was reportedly carrying workers to an oil production site belonging to Rosneft.

Russia’s Emergencies Ministry said the helicopter had performed an emergency landing, but did not mention the possible cause of the crash.

A probe has been launched into the incident, with investigators trying to determine what caused the crash.

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