Russia crash Brits are named

Two Britons killed in a helicopter accident in Russia have been named today by the Foreign Office as Mark Robertson and Rupert Beaumont.

Britons killed in Russia helicopter crash are named

Two Britons killed in a helicopter accident in Russia have been named. The Foreign Office issued a statement on behalf of the families of Mark Robertson and Rupert Beaumont:

Both families are devastated by yesterday's tragic news. Both men will be deeply missed by their families and many friends.

We are all very grateful for all the help we are receiving at home and in Russia but for now we would appreciate a bit of privacy to allow us to take it all in.

Both men were believed to be in their late 60s and were in the Murmansk region of northern Russia when the accident happened yesterday morning.

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Three people killed in helicopter crash in Russia

Three people have died in a helicopter crash in northern Russia. According to Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry, the private Eurocopter crashed today in the Murmansk region on the Kola Peninsula.

It is said the helicopter suddenly banked on one side and crashed while attempting to take off.

The ministry didn't identify the victims, but Russian news reports quoted local officials as saying that a Russian and two British tourists died in the crash.