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04 August 2011

Ten die in helicopter crash

Two South Africans are among ten people who have died in a helicopter crash in Eastern Indonesia.

The chopper, chartered by Australian mining company Newcrest, slammed into a mountain on Wednesday night.

The helicopter lost contact with authorities minutes after take off.

It was heading to a Newcrest mine when the accident happened.

A search and rescue team discovered the wreckage on Thursday morning.

Associated Press has reported that the only survivor at the scene, an Indonesian, later died of his injuries in hospital.

It is not clear what caused the crash.

- EWN