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Four feared dead in British helicopter crash; "very foggy" in the area

Published on Mar 14, 2014 10:23 AM

LONDON (AFP) - Four people are believed to have died in a helicopter crash in the eastern England county of Norfolk on Thursday, according to local police.

Police were called to the accident scene near the town of Beccles at 7.30pm local time (1930 GMT), according to Norfolk Constabulary.

"The helicopter has been confirmed as a civilian aircraft and the four occupants on board are thought to have died in the crash," said a police statement.

The identity of the occupants will be released after next of kin have been informed.

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