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Tunisian soldier killed in helicopter crash


A Tunisian army helicopter on Wednesday crashed shortly after taking off from a military base in Tunisia, killing one soldier, the country’s Ministry of Defense said, APA reports quoting Anadolu Agency.

 

Capt. Bilhasan al-Veslati, a spokesman at the Ministry of Defense, told Anadolu Agency three soldiers were critically injured and rushed to a military hospital in the capital Tunis after the crash took place in the port city of Sousse.

 

One of the injured soldiers later succumbed to his wounds, Sami er-Refik, a doctor in the hospital told Anadolu Agency.

 

There was no immediate explanation for the cause of the crash.

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