Ankara: At least 13 military personnel were killed in a helicopter crash in Turkey's Sirnak Province.

According to the Turkish Armed Forces statement, an AS 532 Cougar-type helicopter carrying 13 personnel took off from a military command in Senoba, Sirnak on Wednesday. Shortly afterward, the helicopter hit a high voltage line and crashed. Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik headed to Sirnak following the accident.

The accident happened in Senoba district near the Turkey-Iraq border. The investigation teams have been dispatched to the site of accident.

-IANS