Military chopper crash kills more than 10 in Hanoi

HANOI - A military helicopter crashed into a residential area on the fringes of Vietnam's capital Hanoi on Monday, killing more than 10 people, a witness and government officials said.


The helicopter came down during exercises early in the morning near a housing area about 30 kilometres (19 miles) west of the city centre and local officials were investigating the incident and assessing the damage.


Kieu Van Kinh, an official at the People's Committee of Thach Hoa commune in Hanoi's Thach That district, said more than 10 military personnel were killed.