21 Jul 2012

Ten die in Brunei helicopter crash

9:53 pm on 21 July 2012

At least 10 people have been killed, mostly military cadets flying home from training, in a helicopter crash in Brunei, officials say.

Two are missing and two survived.

The Defence Ministry said the Bell 212 helicopter came down as it headed for the capital, Bandar Seri Begawan.

Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has visited the two cadets in hospital who survived.

No reason has yet been given for the crash.

Brunei is a largely Islamic sultanate on the island of Borneo, which is split between Malaysia and Indonesia.