Seven feared dead as helicopter crashes in New Zealand

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Seven people are feared dead after a sightseeing helicopter crashed in New Zealand, police said.

“It is believed two were Australians and four were from the United Kingdom,” police said in a statement on Saturday. It did not give the pilot’s nationality.

The helicopter went down on Saturday on Fox glacier, a popular tourist destination on the nation’s south island.

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The glacier’s in a remote location, and recovery of the bodies could take a number of days, police
said.
The next of kin of the victims are being notified.

The recovery operation is expected to begin on Sunday.

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