Malaysian helicopter crash kills PM's senior aide and former envoy to U.S.

April 5, 2015 3:40 AM

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KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's chief of staff and a former ambassador to the United States, who was also a senior member of Najib's party, were among six people killed in a helicopter crash near the capital, officials said on Sunday.

Witnesses told state news agency Bernama they saw the helicopter explode in mid-air before it crashed into the ground in the town of Semenyih outside Kuala Lumpur late on Saturday.

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