Addis Ababa, Feb 10 : Three people were killed while 10 others sustained injuries after a helicopter belonging to the Ethiopian military crashed, the UN Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) on Sunday said.
"An Ethiopian military helicopter with 23 passengers on board has crashed inside the compound of the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) killing three of its crew members ... Ten passengers were injured with three in critical condition," UNISFA said in a statement.
According to the statement, the cause of the incident is yet to be determined. An investigation in the crash had already been launched, Maj Gen Gebre Adhana Woldezgu, UNISFA’s acting head of mission and force commander, said.
"The MI-8 helicopter was on routine operation carrying Ethiopian troops on rotation from Kadugli to Abyei when it crashed ... UNISFA’s sole troop contributing country Ethiopia is currently rotating its soldiers from Kadugli to different sites in the Abyei area," the statement added.(UNI)