BREAKING: 13 Dead After Military Helicopter Suddenly Crashes

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After a powerful earthquake struck Mexico on Friday afternoon, a military helicopter carrying officials assessing the damage crashed while trying to land, killing 13 people and injuring 15, all of them on the ground.

The dead included at least three children.

Kate Linthicum at The Los Angeles Times reports that survivors near the quake’s epicenter gathered in a field, opting to spend the night sleeping under the stars or in vehicles instead of in damaged homes vulnerable to aftershocks.

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The chopper crashed directly onto several vehicles packed with survivors.

Interior Secretary Alfonso Navarrete, Oaxaca Gov. Alejandro Murat and everyone else aboard the helicopter survived with only minor injuries, officials said.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the 7.2 magnitude quake struck near the town of Pinotepa in Oaxaca state at about 5:30 p.m. Friday. A magnitude 5.9 aftershock also centered in Oaxaca struck about an hour later, and was followed by a series of aftershocks throughout the night.

Some homes and businesses suffered minor damage from the quake and over a million were left without power.

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No additional deaths were reported.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the Mexicans.

TOGETHER WE WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!

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