Taiwanese army chief died in helicrash

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In Taiwan, eight people were killed when an army helicopter crashed during an emergency landing. Among the dead is also Taiwanese army chief Shen Yi-ming. Five people survived the crash.

The helicopter, a Black Hawk, made an emergency landing for an unknown reason in a mountainous area near capital Taipei. The occupants returned from a New Year’s event in the northeast of the island.

The 62-year-old army chief was responsible for the Taiwanese defense against China. The government has announced three days of mourning.

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