Five people have died after two French army helicopters collided in the south of the country yesterday.
The crash happened between the towns of Cabasse and Carcès, northwest of the coastal resort of Saint-Tropez.
According to Agence France-Presse, police said “The helicopters collided. There were three army personnel in one and two in the other. All are dead,”
Florence Parly, minister for France’s armed forces, described the incident as “tragic” in a tweet adding that she will visit the military facility where the helicopters were based later in the day.
Parly tweeted. “I pay tribute to the soldiers killed and I want to tell their families and brothers in arms my solidarity and my full support,”