October 19, 2021

North Korean helicopter explodes mid-air in training accident

Two confirmed dead in mid-air explosion along the Chinese-North Korean border

A North Korean helicopter exploded in mid-air on Tuesday during a training exercise near the North Korea-China border, claiming the lives of two North Korean soldiers.

The training exercise involving paratroopers was being conducted near the North Korean city of Sinuiju when the helicopter exploded, showering the area with debris, according to a witness interviewed by South Korean broadcaster the Korean Broadcasting Service (KBS).