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Saudi deputy governor killed in helicopter crash near Yemen

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RIYADH (Reuters) – The deputy governor of Saudi Arabia’s southern Asir province and several colleagues were killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday, Saudi state TV Ekhbariya reported. Local newspaper Okaz reported the helicopter went down while the officials were taking a tour of an area near the coast in Asir, which borders Yemen. The reports did not elaborate on the cause of the crash.

(Reporting by Mostafa Hashem; Writing by Katie Paul; Editing by Edmund Blair)
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