South Asia

Two army pilots die in India helicopter crash

A helicopter belonging to the Indian army has crashed in the western state of Maharashtra, killing its two pilots, officials say.

The Cheetah helicopter crashed into the thickly populated, residential Jai Bhavani Nagar area of Nashik district.

Reports say that defence officials from a nearby army camp are investigating the crash.

Police official Nikhil Gupta told the Press Trust of India that a "technical fault" could have caused the crash.