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Governor killed in helicopter crash in central Mexico

Staff Writer |
The governor of Mexico's central state of Puebla, Martha Erika Alonso, and her husband Rafael Moreno Valle, ex-governor of the state, were killed in a helicopter crash on Monday, the head of the National Action Party Marko Cortes confirmed.

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The aircraft carrying Puebla Gov Martha Erika Alonso and Sen Rafael Moreno Valle came down shortly after it took off.

The two pilots were killed. Reports say a third passenger also died.

Officials say the helicopter may have suffered an unspecified failure. An investigation has been opened.

Ms Alonso, 45, had been sworn in on 14 December as Puebla's first female governor, after hotly contested polls.

Mr Moreno, 50, had served as Puebla's governor between 2011 and 2017.

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