Five Dead in Military Helicopter Crash in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH (DPA) – A Cambodian military helicopter crashed during a training exercise on the outskirts of the capital on Monday, killing five people and seriously injuring one, the Phnom Penh Post reported.

The cause of the crash was not immediately clear, the newspaper said.

The 200-million-dollar helicopter, one of several Z-9 choppers bought from China in 2013, reportedly went down in a partially excavated field that had turned swampy after recent rains.