Death Toll From Military Helicopter Crash In Eastern Turkey Rises To 11 - Defense Ministry
Muhammad Irfan 1 month ago Fri 05th March 2021 | 03:30 AM
ANKARA (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 05th March, 2021) The number of servicemen who have died as a result of a military helicopter crash in the eastern Turkish province of Bitlis has increased to 11, the national Defense Ministry said.
According to earlier statements of the Defense Ministry, the incident left nine people dead and four injured. Lt. Gen. Osman Erbas, the head of the Turkish army's 8th Corps, is reportedly on the list of the deceased people.
"The death toll has risen to 11, two injured people are receiving treatment in a hospital," the ministry said.
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar has visited the site of the incident.