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Tragedy! UPDF chopper crashes with soldiers on board

African Union Mission in Somalia says a Ugandan military chopper used by the Amisom troops in Somalia has crashed shortly after taking off.

The accident took place in Balidogole in the lower Shabelle region of Somalia.

Amisom in a statement said all four soldiers aboard were rescued and are in stable condition.

Investigations are ongoing to determine the cause of the crash. However preliminary reports indicate that it was due to mechanical failure.

The helicopter belonged to the Amisom aviation unit from the Uganda Peoples Defense Force, UPDF, Amisom added.

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