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Jul 17, 2014 4:54 AM

5 Dead in Helicopter Crash

SOUTH KOREA - At least five people are dead after a helicopter crashed into an urban area in the city of Gwangju, South Korea.

That's according to the Yonhap News Agency.

The helicopter was carrying firefighters and rescue personnel in support of the Seoul ferry search mission.

Video from CNN affiliates showed the charred remains of the helicopter on the street.

And photos of a column of white smoke were taken right after the accident.

A light rain was falling when the helicopter crashed.

But there was no immediate word on what caused the chopper to go down in the central business district.

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