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Ethiopia military helicopter crash kills 18

A military helicopter has crashed on the outskirts of Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, killing all 18 people on board, officials say.

The plane was flying from Dire Dawa city in eastern Ethiopia to a town just outside Addis Ababa, when it came down.

The dead include 15 soldiers and three civilians, local reports say.

The cause of the accident is unclear.

Investigators and a search-and-recovery team have been dispatched to the area, officials say.

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