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Saudi Prince Mansour bin Muqrin, officials killed in helicopter crash

Staff Writer |
Saudi Prince Mansour bin Moqren, deputy governor of Asir province, was among several government officials on board the aircraft that crashed in the Air Region, Saudi Arabia.

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The prince was the son of Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud - who was the crown prince of Saudi Arabia from January to April in 2015.

News channel Al-Ekhbariya announced the death but did not release what the cause was.

On late Sunday afternoon, the helicopter went off the radar. It was at first unknown how many were on the flight but multiple people have been said to be dead.

According to local newspaper Okaz, officials had been taking a tour of the area when the aircraft went down.

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