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Kuwait announces safety of its army chief
01 : 42 PM - 03/01/2018
Kuwait, Jan. 3 (BNA): Kuwait's Defense Ministry today announced the safety of its army Chief-of-Staff Lt-General Mohammed Al-Khuder and his accompanying delegation following a helicopter accident during their official visit to Bangladesh.
"The helicopter sustained an accident while landing in the Silit area as heavy fog obscured the pilot's vision, causing the chopper to have contact with trees prior to landing in the designated site," the ministry said in a press release carried by Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).
It added that "the Chief-of-Staff has contacted First Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Shaikh Nasser Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah as well as Deputy Chief of Staff Gen. Abdullah Nawaf Al-Sabah," stressing that "only minimal material damage and moderate injuries were reported."
"The Chief of Staff and his entourage left Kuwait on Monday for an official visit to Bangladesh," the ministry added.


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BNA 0757 GMT 2018/01/03


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