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Police helicopter crashes in Tijuana; 2 dead

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Two are dead after a Mexican police helicopter crashes in Tijuana.
(Los Angeles Times)

A police helicopter crashed in the Mexican border city of Tijuana on Wednesday, killing at least two officers.

The prosecutor’s office in Baja California state identified the dead as a police captain and the helicopter pilot. It’s not immediately clear what caused the crash.

The chopper reportedly was assisting in a search for criminal suspects when the accident occurred.

Also Wednesday, state officials said three houses tumbled 45 feet into a collapsed building site excavation in the northern city of Monterrey. An official told Milenio television that at least one person died.

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The government of the state of Nuevo Leon said rescue personnel were searching for other possible victims on Thursday.


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