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  • Updated: September 02, 2022

Second UN Helicopter Crashes In Eastern DR Congo

A United Nations helicopter crashed while flying over the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo’s North Kivu province.

The World Food Programme (WFP) said that the UN Humanitarian Air Service chopper, managed by the WFP, went down near the city of Goma on Friday.

There were no passengers on board and three crew members were injured, the aid agency said.

This becomes the second UN clash in 5 months as 8 peacekeepers were killed in March when a UN helicopter crashed in the area of Tshanzu, in North Kivu.

The helicopter was on a reconnaissance mission when it crashed amid clashes between the Congolese army and a rebel group known as the M23.

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Quadri Adejumo
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Quadri Adejumo covers World Health, Climate & Humanitarian. He's on Twitter as quadri_flash. ...

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