Helicopter crash in Chechnya claims 115 lives

The number of lives lost in the August 19th helicopter crash in Chechnya has reached 115 as yet another crash survivor died at the hospital of the North Caucasian Military District. The helicopter, a Mi-26 troop-carrier, had been heading for the Russian military base in Khankala with 140 servicemen on board.

At this moment, doctors are treating 24 survivors, of whom one is in a "very serious condition" and four more in a "serious condition." All survivors suffer from burns.