Military helicopter carrying senior officers crashes in Turkey: media

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Posted: Jul 05, 2016 12:05 PM

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A military helicopter carrying 11 Turkish soldiers, including senior officers, crashed in the province of Giresun in the Black Sea region of northern Turkey on Tuesday, the private news agency Dogan reported.

It said a brigadier general, a colonel and two majors were among those on board when the helicopter crashed as it flew to meet locals marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

There was no immediate information on casualties or the cause of the crash. Rescue teams were trying to reach the wreckage.

(Writing by Daren Butler, editing by Larry King)