5 killed in helicopter crash in S.Korea: Yonhap

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SEOUL, Nov. 27 (Xinhua) -- Five people were killed as a helicopter crashed in the eastern coastal county of Yangyang, Gangwon province, South Korea on Sunday, Yonhap news agency reported.

The fire authorities have found five bodies after extinguishing the fire, according to Yonhap.

The chopper crashed around 10:50 a.m. local time and burst into flames.

The helicopter, which was jointly leased by local governments of Sokcho, Goseong and Yangyang, crashed when conducting activities against forest fires.