Eight lifeless when a army helicopter carrying humanitarian help to flooded areas of the Amazon crashes | EUROtoday

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Five troopers and three civilians, officers of the Risk Management Secretariat, died right this moment in Pastaza, within the Amazon of Ecuador, when the helicopter by which they have been touring with humanitarian help crashed. “Pastaza is in mourning and we are going to honor their memories, they lost their lives bringing humanitarian aid to the communities that needed it most,” confirmed the mayor. Andrew the Greatafter a number of hours of looking for the crashed plane.

The space is affected by flooding brought on by rising rivers. The plane was carrying help to essentially the most distant communities of the Waorani indigenous individuals. After studying of the disappearance of the ship within the morningthe Ministry of Defense launched a search operation which hours later confirmed the worst omens.

The two pilots have been touring on board the Army plane, the key Andrs Octavio Sierra and the lieutenant Jaime Fernando Cordones, subsequent to sergeant Leonardo Gutirrez and the 2 mechanics, the corporals Christian Morales y dgar Montesdeoca. The deceased civilians are the engineer Katya Aragn, of the Risk Secretary; the municipal technician Erick Reyes and the waorani chief Diego Ima, political lieutenant of Curaray.

The our bodies won’t be extracted from the crashed helicopter till Saturday morning, given the inclement climate that impacts that space of ​​the Ecuadorian Amazon.

“I deeply regret the tragic accident suffered by soldiers and public servants who were providing humanitarian aid in the Tiwino sector of Pastaza… The crew and passengers carried out this heroic mission in favor of Venezuelans,” the president reacted. Daniel Noboa.