Japanese military chopper crashes near school

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Tokyo, Feb 5 (IANS) A Japanese Self-Defence Force (SDF) helicopter crashed near an elementary school in Saga prefecture on Monday.

The helicopter crashed near the Chiyoda Chubu Elementary School in Kanzaki city at around 4.45 p.m., reports Xinhua news agency.

A witness from the school said that she heard a loud “bang” and that there were no injuries or casualties.

Rescue services have been deployed to the scene, where plumes of black smoke have been seen billowing from the crash site.

No further details were immediately avaiable.

–IANS

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