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Four Found Alive At Siberian Helicopter Crash Site


Four Survivors Rescued After Siberian Helicopter Crash
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WATCH: Three crew members and one passenger who survived a helicopter crash in Siberia on July 2 were rescued and brought to the nearest big city of Yakutsk on July 3. The Mi-8 aircraft operated by Polar Airlines caught fire after crashing in the Sakha, also known as Yakutia, is a vast region stretching north of the Arctic circle, with 25 passengers and three crew on board. (Reuters video)

Search teams in northeastern Siberia have found four people alive at the site where a Mi-8 helicopter crashed on July 2.

Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry said on July 3 that four people -- three crew members and a child passenger -- survived the crash.

Twenty-four other people aboard the helicopter, 10 of them children, perished.

Yakutia is an enormous but sparsely populated area in the far northern reaches of Siberia and helicopters are often used to transport people between towns and villages.

Based on reporting by ITAR-TASS and Interfax
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