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UN Security Council voices regret at death of two peacekeepers in Mali

English.news.cn   2015-03-18 08:36:03

UNITED NATIONS, March 17 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Tuesday voiced its regret at the death of two UN peacekeepers, who died from an accident of a helicopter in Mali earlier in the day.

"The members of the Security Council expressed their regret at the death of two Dutch peacekeepers of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in the region of Gao, Mali, on 17 March 2015, which resulted from the accident of a MINUSMA helicopter," said a statement issued here by the 15-nation UN body.

The United Nations helicopter on Tuesday crashed in northern Mali, killing the two Dutch crew members, MINUSMA said in a statement, adding that the two-man crew of the Apache helicopter performed a "hard landing" during the exercise near Gao, it said.

Investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash.

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UN Security Council voices regret at death of two peacekeepers in Mali

English.news.cn 2015-03-18 08:36:03

UNITED NATIONS, March 17 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council on Tuesday voiced its regret at the death of two UN peacekeepers, who died from an accident of a helicopter in Mali earlier in the day.

"The members of the Security Council expressed their regret at the death of two Dutch peacekeepers of the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) in the region of Gao, Mali, on 17 March 2015, which resulted from the accident of a MINUSMA helicopter," said a statement issued here by the 15-nation UN body.

The United Nations helicopter on Tuesday crashed in northern Mali, killing the two Dutch crew members, MINUSMA said in a statement, adding that the two-man crew of the Apache helicopter performed a "hard landing" during the exercise near Gao, it said.

Investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash.

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