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Seven feared dead in New Zealand helicopter crash

Seven people are feared death after a helicopter crash over the Fox Glacier area on the South Island of New Zealand.

The helicopter crashed over the remote Fox Glacier. Credit: smalljude/Flickr

Authorities say the helicopter crashed around 11am. Rescue helicopters were sent to the scene, but treacherous terrain made conditions difficult.

Police say all passengers are believed to be dead. The nationalities of those on board is not yet known.


New Zealand legend Lomu died of cardiac arrest

Jonah Lomu has died aged just 40. Credit: PA

New Zealand team doctor John Mayhew says legend Jonah Lomu died of a heart attack.

Lomu passed away on Tuesday aged just 40 after suffering from a long history of kidney problems.

"The final mechanism was something caused the heart to go into cardiac arrest, most probably a cardiac or pulmonary event," Mayhew told the New Zealand Morning Herald.

"Cardiac arrest is the final pathway of the heart shutting down. That's all there is really."

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