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7 Contractors Dead in Crash

Seven contractors working for Gazprom Neft were killed when a Mi-8 helicopter crashed in the Omsk region, the company said Thursday, citing the Emergency Situations Ministry.

Ten people were on board, including the victims and three crew. There was no word on the fate of the crew.

The helicopter was landing at the Krapivinskoye oil field when it crashed and burst into flames at 12:07 p.m. local time. The victims included six building workers from DSPMK Sedelnikovskoye and one employee of Transservis.

The companies were contractors of Gazpromneft-Vostok, a subsidiary of Gazprom Neft, the press service reported.


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