U.N. chopper carrying aid workers down in Darfur
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UNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- A U.N. helicopter with 16 people on board -- three crew and 13 aid workers -- has crashed in Darfur, Sudan, U.N. spokeswoman Radhia Achouri told CNN.
Rescuers have arrived on the scene, the village of Dyalla, and one person is missing, Achouri said, adding that some people have injuries, none life-threatening.
The helicopter was evacuating the aid workers from an area where Sudan armed forces and the rebel Sudan Liberation Army have been fighting, the United Nations said.
The chopper was to eventually remove 36 aid workers from the area.
So far, there is no indication that the crash was the result of foul-play, the United Nations said.
The exact circumstances of the crash will be investigated.
The United Nations estimates the fighting has displaced more than 600,000 civilians since February 2003, with drought contributing to the humanitarian disaster.
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