UN deaths in Nepal helicopter crash

Officials were returning from arms monitoring mission at ex-Maoist fighters' camps.

    The helicopter was travelling from 
    Sindhuli to the capital, Kathmandu [AFP]

    The UN mission in Nepal said it had sent a party by road to the site to investigate after local authorities told it the helicopter had been found.
    Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary-general, expressed his "great sorrow" after learning of the crash, a spokeswoman said.
    Modraj Dottel, a spokesman for the Nepali home ministry, also said the government was "extremely saddened" by the incident.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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