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.
Two Britons were among three people killed in a helicopter crash in northern Russia today, according to reports.
The Britons were tourists and on a fishing trip, and that their Russian guide was the other victim, reports added.
Two British nationals who have reportedly been killed in a helicopter crash in northern Russia were on a fishing trip, according to the Associated Press.
The Foreign Office has said that they are "aware" of reports that two British nationals killed in a helicopter crash in northern Russia.
We are aware of reports of the deaths of two British Nationals in Russia. We are in touch with the local authorities and stand ready to provide consular assistance.
Read more: 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.