Seven missing in South Korean copter crash near Dokdo

World | 1 Nov 2019 11:03 am

Seven South Koreans were still unaccounted for in the morning local time, hours after an ambulance chopper carrying them crashed into waters near the Dokdo islets in the East Sea, according to local fire authorities.

Rescue official Seong Ho Seon said that the helicopter was responding to an injury of a crab fisherman before it crashed around 11:30 p.m. yesterday near the South Korea-controlled islets of Dokdo in waters between the Korean Peninsula and Japan.
It took off from Dokdo at around 11:26 p.m.  An injured person from a fishing boat, a friend and five rescue officials were reportedly on board.

The Dokdo islets, called Takeshima in Japanese, are a subject of territorial disputes between the countries.-Yonhap/AP

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