Turkish officer hit by rotor blade dies at police school

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Posted: Sep 20, 2017 9:32 AM

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says a police officer has died after being hit by a helicopter's rotor blade at a police training school.

Anadolu Agency said a second officer was injured Wednesday at the school in the central Turkish province of Nigde. That officer was struck in the leg and was taken to a nearby hospital.

Anadolu said the helicopter, used to train students, had just landed at the Nigde police high school when the tragedy occurred.

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Both officers were part of the police special forces and worked as trainers at the school. No further details were immediately available.