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At Least 7 Security Personnel Dead After Reconnaissance Plane Crash in Turkey

Sputnik News

02:37 GMT 16.07.2020(updated 03:47 GMT 16.07.2020)

The crash of the reconnaissance plane in Turkey's Van province claimed the lives of seven security personnel, according to the Anadolu news agency.

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said that seven security personnel died following the crash of a reconnaissance plane in Van province, eastern Turkey, Anadolu news agency reported.

Two of the seven police officers that died in the crash were said to have been pilots.

The incident reportedly occurred at an altitude of 2,200 meters in the Artos mountains of the Gevas district.

The Turkish Interior Minister announced that an investigation into the incident is ongoing.

"Our teams have informed us that we have lost seven heroes, two of them are the pilots," said Suleyman Soylu, cited by Anadolu.

No further details were immediately available.

© Sputnik

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