South Korea dispatches team to probe UNMIN chopper crash

March 4th, 2008 - 7:27 pm ICT by admin  

Kathmandu, Mar.4 (ANI): South Korea dispatched a mission to Nepal on Tuesday to investigate the crash of the United Nations helicopter that took place in Ramechhap district on Monday afternoon.
According to The Korea Times, the fact-finding mission led by Air Force Maj. Gen. Lee Young-man, which will include two family members of Lt. Col. Park Hyung-jin, an official with the UNMIN who was aboard the ill-fated helicopter, and a South Korean officer.
The Home Ministry has said bodies of all 12 people on board have been recovered from the crash site in Bethan VDC-9, Ramechhap, whereas the UNMIN has only confirmed the deaths of 10 people
Meanwhile, UN secretary-general Ban Ki-Moon has expressed sorrow at the news of the chopper crash. (ANI)

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