19/07/2004

British soldier dies in Basrah helicopter crash

A British soldier has died after an RAF helicopter crashed in southern Iraq today.

The MoD confirmed that the soldier was killed in "an accident" involving an RAF Puma helicopter at Basrah International Airport. Two other British military personnel were injured during the incident.

The next of kin are being informed and further details will not be published until this process is complete, the MoD said.

(gmcg)

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