Helicopter fighting forest fire crashes in Türkiye

Maria Novoselova / Vestnik Kavkaza

A firefighting helicopter crashed into a dam with four people onboard while responding to a forest fire in Türkiye's Izmir province on Saturday night, official said. 

Turkish Agriculture and Forestry Minister Ibrahim Yumakli said that the chopper crashed into the Tahtali Dam in the Menderes district after it lost contact with the team.

Yumakli said one of the four personnel was rescued and search and rescue efforts continue for the three people.

The forest fire broke out in the Keler neighborhood for unknown reasons.

© Photo :Maria Novoselova / Vestnik Kavkaza