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Army chopper crash death toll rises to 20

Update: September, 03/2014 - 13:48
The army chopper crashed on July 7 with 21 people on board, comprising three crew members, two trainers and 16 soldiers, during a parachuting exercise.— VNA/VNS Photo

HA NOI (VNS) — One of the soldiers injured in the Mi171 army chopper crash in July has died, raising the death toll in the incident to 20.

Lieutenant Nguyen Hoang Anh, 33, passed away in the morning on September 2 after suffering 52 per cent burns, respiratory burns, brain injury and a broken leg. He was being treated at the National Institute of Burns in Ha Noi.

The Institute is treating another survivor of the crash for multiple injuries, 53 per cent burns and respiratory burns.

The army chopper crashed on July 7 with 21 people on board, comprising three crew members, two trainers and 16 soldiers, during a parachuting exercise.

Sixteen people died on the spot, two succumbed to injuries in the hospital later and two (including Lieutenant Hoang Anh) died after receiving several weeks of treatment. — VNS

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