Updated: Three military personnel killed as helicopter crashes in Wasit

Iraqi helicopter crash. Representational photo.

Baghdad ( The Defense Ministry’s War Media Cell has made a correction about the number of victims of the helicopter crash that took place earlier on Sunday.

“In accordance with the final report on the helicopter crash, it has been revealed that number of victims was three not seven,” the WMC said in a statement.

“An M17 helicopter crashed during training in Wasit,” an earlier statement said, adding that the whole crew was composed of seven military personnel.

The statement did not reveal the reason behind the crash.

Meanwhile, DPA quoted military sources as saying that the jet fell at al-Shouija region, east of Kut city, in Wasit, after taking off from Kut air base.

The sources added that the region, where the jet crashed, is an uninhabited region used for training purposes.

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