A helicopter has crashed in northern Siberia, with the loss of 19 people on board.
Three crew members and 16 passengers died when the Russian-made MI-8 helicopter came down on Friday in bad weather.
Two survivors were injured. A third is unhurt.
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The helicopter was carrying employees of a contractor from oil company Rosneft’s Suzun oilfield.
It is part of Russia’s northernmost onshore oil production project.