Peru searchers find bodies in Andes chopper crash

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

AP-Peru-Helicopter UPDATE ,119
Peru searchers find bodies in Andes chopper crash
OCONGATE, Peru (AP) - Searchers have found the last of the bodies of the 14 people who died in a helicopter crash high in the snowy Andes.

Peruvian officials say the bodies are being taken by police van to the morgue in the regional capital.

Officials say none of the victims has been identified. The helicopter exploded and all the bodies were severely burned, according to police. Officials say DNA tests will be performed.

The Sikorsky S-58ET helicopter was carrying eight South Koreans and three Peruvians as well as citizens of the Netherlands, Sweden and the Czech Republic when it crashed Wednesday on Mama Rosa mountain at an altitude of about 16,000 feet.

The Koreans were exploring sites for a possible hydroelectric plant.

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