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Media: nine soldiers from the fallen Colombia helicopter found dead

The body 9 of the 11 soldiers went missing in the crash of a helicopter type Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk on the river Inirida in the area of the reserve Nukak in Colombia was discovered as the result of the search operation, reported the newspaper Tiempo.

"Sources in the armed forces reported that nine people from the missing were found dead," - said in the material edition.

On Board the helicopter, which carried out tasks of operational support in the area of the Central Colombian municipality of Mitu, in the time of the crash were 17 people. Six people were injured earlier and taken to hospitals in the area launched an operation to search for the other missing soldiers.

Search-and-rescue operation at the crash site personally leading commander of the armed forces of Colombia General Luis Navarro. According to him, in this area is the operation against the shrapnel of an organized criminal group, the "First front", headed by Ivan Mordisco is drug dealers who are also engaged in banditry in this part of the country.