AMP.- Colombia.- At least three dead when a police helicopter crashed in central Colombia


At least three people have died and three more have been injured by the fall of a police helicopter in the Colombian department of Cundinamarca, as reported by firefighters in the region to Caracol Radio.

The helicopter crew, part of the Anti-Narcotics Police brigade, was made up of a mayor, two captains and a patrol car, and crashed for causes under investigation in the municipality of Subachoque.

One of the deceased has been identified precisely as a police mayor, while another is a patrolman who was part of the mission.

Hours after the death of the two officers was confirmed, the Colombian Police has reported on its Twitter account that deputy warden William Cuervo, who had been injured in the accident, has also died as a result of his injuries.

“After the seriousness of the injuries suffered in the helicopter accident in (…) Cundinamarca and despite fighting for his life until the last moment, our deputy mayor William Cuervo passed away,” the office wrote.

“My solidarity with the families of Chief Mayor Vásquez and Patrolman López Suasa, who died today in a helicopter accident in Subachoque. Prompt recovery for the Colombian Police uniforms who were injured,” he said in his account of Defense Minister Diego Molano tweeted before Cuervo’s death was known.

The president of Colombia, Iván Duque, has also lamented the deaths of the three agents in his account on the same social network, and has offered his condolences to the relatives.

One of the injured is being treated at the hospital, while the other two have been treated at the site and have been declared unharmed.

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