Emergency helicopter crashes in central Italy: media

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Posted: Jan 24, 2017 7:02 AM

ROME (Reuters) - A emergency relief helicopter believed to be carrying six people crashed in a mountainous area of central Italy on Tuesday but there was no immediate information about possible casualties, Italian media said.

State broadcaster RAI said the helicopter had been picking up a person injured in a skiing accident and did not appear to be involved in a rescue operation following last week's avalanche that buried a hotel in the same region of Italy.

(Reporting By Philip Pullella; editing by Crispian Balmer)