Ricardo Boechat, one of Brazil’s best-known journalists, has been killed in a helicopter crash in São Paulo.
It will be recalled that the Saturday incident was the second time Mr Osinbajo’s helicopter would crash-land. In June 2017, he survived a similar accident when the chopper he was traveling in crash-landed shortly after take off in Gwagawalada, Abuja.
Martha Erika Alonso, a senior opposition figure and governor of the state of Puebla, died with Rafael Moreno, a senator and former Puebla governor, when their Agusta helicopter came down on Monday afternoon shortly after take-off, the government said.
Mehri also said that among the dead were the deputy army corps commander for western Afghanistan and head of the Farah provincial council.
Provincial council member Dadullah Qaneh said the helicopter hit a mountain peak in poor weather.
The aircraft crashed on a flight between the eastern city of Dire Dawa and the Ethiopian air force headquarters in Bishoftu, a resort town southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, the agency said. Everyone on board — 15 soldiers and three civilians — was killed.