13 killed as helicopter crashes on to vans near Mexican earthquake epicentre

Thirteen people, including three children, have been killed after a helicopter crashed while surveying damage from a powerful earthquake in Mexico.

The aircraft was carrying officials including the Mexican interior minister Alfonso Navarrete and governor of the state of Oaxaca Alejandro Murat when it crashed on top of two vans in a field while trying to land.

They survived but 12 people at the scene were killed and another died later in a hospital, Oaxaca’s attorney general’s office said. Fifteen more people were injured.

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