The death toll in helicopter crash in Japan has risen to seven people

© AFP 2018 / Juii Rheem ambulance in Japan. Archival photoThe death toll in helicopter crash in Japan has risen to seven people© AFP 2018 / Juii Press

The death toll in the crash of a rescue helicopter in Japan has risen to seven people, said the Agency Kyodo.

On Friday in the mountains of Nagano Prefecture helicopter rescue service neighbouring Gunma Prefecture with nine crew members on Board. Near the wreckage was discovered eight people. Saturday was discovered the ninth member of the crew.

The cause of the accident could be the rapidly deteriorating weather conditions.

Earlier it was reported that the helicopter flew to 9.15 (3.15 GMT) from the city of Maebashi in the Prefecture for inspection of the climbing routes in the mountains between the prefectures of Gunma and Nagano. The communication with him was scheduled for 10.45 (4.45 GMT), but the helicopter on communication did not.

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