8 killed in northern Georgia helicopter crash

Prime minister declares day of mourning after chopper crashes during rescue operation in Gudauri ski resort.

8 killed in northern Georgia helicopter crash

Eight people were killed when a border police helicopter crashed during a rescue operation in northern Georgia, the country’s interior minister said on Friday. 

“Unfortunately, eight people died, one person was injured. A foreign tourist, for whom a rescue operation was being carried out, also died,” Vakhtang Gomelauri said.

He said the injured person “is alive and being transported” to a hospital.

Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili has declared a day of mourning over the crash, which occurred in the northern Gudauri ski resort.

In a statement, the Turkish Foreign Ministry extended “condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and to the friendly government and people of our neighbor Georgia.”  

Hüseyin Demir

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