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Ten dead as two Navy helicopters collide mid-air in Malaysia

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Social media Still taken from social media videoMalaysia, April 23 (BBC) - Ten people have died after two navy helicopters collided in mid-air during a military rehearsal for a Royal Malaysian Navy parade.

One of the choppers clipped the rotor of the other before the two crashed into the ground, footage published on local media show.

The incident took place in the Malaysian town of Lumut, which is home to a navy base.

There are no known survivors.

One of the helicopters, a HOM M503-3 with seven people on board, is believed to have crashed onto a running track.

The other, a Fennec M502-6 carrying the other three victims, crashed into a swimming pool nearby.

The state's fire and rescue department said it was alerted to the incident at 09:50 local time (02:10 BST).