2 September 2012

Angola: Police Helicopter Crashes in Dundo, Four Dead

Luanda — A helicopter of the Angolan National Police that was supporting the National Electoral Commission (CNE) crashed last Saturday, at about 06.30 pm, 12 kilometres off Dundo City, in the north-eastern Lunda Norte Province, states a note released by the Corporation on Sunday.

According to the note, the accident caused the death of the four occupants of the helicopter, namely the captain of the aircraft, chief-inspector Tiago Casimiro, his assistant, João Adelino João Brandão, as well as the workers of the Provincial Electoral Commission, Lourenço Mussenoho and Maria Augusta João.

The note also states that the National Police have already sent an inquiry team to Lunda Norte Province to probe into the causes behind the accident.

According to the note, the General Command of the National Police, in view of this sand event, pays profound homage to the victims of the accident and presents to the families in mourning its most sincere feeling of consternation.

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