Turkish helicopter transporting senior officials crashes in southeast

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‘At least 14 people have been killed in an incident where a helicopter transporting senior police and judiciary officials crashed in southeastern Turkey.

Officials said the police helicopter had 12 people on board when it crashed in the eastern province of Tunceli during the early hours of Tuesday.

Security sources said two judges were on board the helicopter as well as seven police officers.

The rest of the casualties were crew members, the sources said, without elaborating whether people at the scene of the incident were also affected.

Other reports in local media said eight police officers were killed in the crash. They said the helicopter crashed in an area between Pulumur and Ovacik districts.’

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