MoD urge ' concerned family members' to contact them

The Ministry of Defence has urged family members to contact them regarding the helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan, in which five troops were killed.

The MoD website stated: "The incident is under investigation and it would be inappropriate to comment further until families have been notified."

"Concerned family members can contact the MOD’s Joint Casualty and Compassionate Centre on 0845 7 800 900."

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Tributes paid to servicemen killed in helicopter crash

Family and colleagues have paid tribute to the five servicemen killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defence has now released the names of the men, the youngest of whom was 26 years old.