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16 dead in Vietnam helicopter crash

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HANOI - Sixteen people were killed and five injured when a Vietnamese military helicopter crashed in the capital Hanoi early Monday during a training exercise, a top military official said. 

Vietnamese soldiers working at the scene of a helicopter crash walk past backed-up traffic in the Thach That district in the western parts of Hanoi on July 7, 2014

"The plane was carrying 21 people and it crashed during a parachute training exercise, killing 16 and injuring five others," Lieutenant General Vo Van Tuan, army deputy commander, told AFP.

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