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4 killed in Mexico helicopter crash

By Miguel Escalona, CNN Espanol
Veracruz is about 300 km (195 miles) from Mexico City.
Veracruz is about 300 km (195 miles) from Mexico City.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The chopper crashes with 11 people on board
  • Among them are two inmates, an official says

(CNN) -- A helicopter transporting inmates to a Mexican prison crashed in the eastern state of Veracruz on Wednesday, killing four people, officials said.

The chopper was headed to a prison in Villa Aldama and was carrying 11 people and , including two prisoners and seven law enforcement officials, said Ricardo Najera of Mexico's Attorney General's Office.

Veracruz is about 300 km (195 miles) from Mexico City.