Libya he­li­copter crash ‘kills 12’ west of Tripoli

Daily Trust - - INTERNATIONAL -

At least 12 peo­ple have died in a he­li­copter crash west of the Libyan cap­i­tal Tripoli, se­cu­rity sources say.

A mili­tia spokesman told the BBC the he­li­copter was “shot down” in the Al-Maya coastal re­gion, which has seen clashes be­tween ri­val mili­tias.

The he­li­copter had been car­ry­ing cash for a lo­cal bank on the way out and was re­turn­ing with pas­sen­gers to Tripoli.

Lo­cal me­dia say the dead may in­clude high-rank­ing mili­tia mem­bers. Bank work­ers were also re­port­edly on board.

The civil­ian bank staff were from the town of Sur­man, the mili­tia spokesman said.

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