Debris from missing helicopter found in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, May 6 (IANS) Some parts of debris from the missing helicopter carrying senior government officials were found in Malaysia’s Sarawak state, Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Friday.

The helicopter carrying six people lost contact with air controls around 20 minutes after taking off from Betong on Thursday. Search and rescue operations were subsequently launched, Xinhua news agency reported.

Najib said parts of the missing AS350 helicopter were found near a river. The people aboard were yet to be found, he said.

–IANS

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