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A helicopter carrying seven Americans to Fort Lauderdale, Florida crashed on Thursday off Grand Cay island in the Bahamas, killing everyone on aboard, Bahamian police said.
A statement from the Royal Bahamas Police Force said the helicopter went missing shortly after leaving Big Grand Cay and authorities and local residents later found the crash site two miles off Grand Cay. Police identified those killed as four women and three men but did not provide names.
The Register-Herald newspaper in Beckley, West Virginia, quoted Gov. Jim Justice as saying that one of the people killed in the crash was Chris Cline, whom the newspaper described as a "billionaire mining entrepreneur," “coal tycoon" and "benefactor to southern West Virginia."
"West Virginia lost a super star, without any question," the newspaper quoted Justice as saying. "A giving, good man. I just love him with all my soul. ... As governor, I will tell you we've lost a great West Virginian."
Justice told the newspaper he could not yet officially identify anyone else who died in the crash.
Justice's spokesman, Jordan Damron, did not return an email or phone call asking for comment Thursday night to confirm his statements.
Bahamian police did not provide a cause of the crash but said an investigation with civil aviation authorities was underway.
National Transportation Safety Board Vice Chairman Bruce Landsberg said the plane crashed at 9:11am on Sunday at the Addison Municipal Airport. He says, "We don't know a lot about the people on board at this point."
"They are lying that our enemy is America, our enemy is right here," a group of protesters outside Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran chanted
The two-engine Piper Cheyenne crashed in the city of Lafayette about a mile from the regional airport where the flight began, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro said.
New South Wales Rural Fire Service commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said authorities lost contact with the Canada-owned C-130 Hercules aircraft, which was operating in the Snowy Monaro region, shortly before 1:30pm (0230 GMT) on Thursday.
In a statement on Thursday, the Ministry stressed its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.
Almost a million Rohingya — most of whom fled a military offensive in neighbouring Myanmar in 2017 — live in a vast network of squalid camps in south-eastern Bangladesh.
Authorities reported the deaths all took place in Nakhon Si Thammarat province, where television footage showed staff of a hospital piling up sandbags outside an emergency room to fend off water gushing in from the street.
Tariq Saeed Allay said, "The special concert celebrating the 49th National Day reflects Sharjah’s keenness to translate the ideals and values of the UAE federation and its commitment to support humanitarian initiatives."