Thailand helicopter crash kills 10 military officers (Lead)

August 6th, 2008 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS  

Bangkok, Aug 6 (Xinhua) At least 10 military officers were killed Wednesday when their helicopter crashed in Thailand’s southern province of Yala, officials said. The helicopter crashed at around 11.40 a.m. in Sunat Tanon village of the province. Nine Air Force officers and one from the Army were killed.

Royal Thai Army spokesman, Akara Thiprooch, confirmed the incident.

The exact cause of the crash is being investigated.

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