x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Two injured after helicopter crashes during take-off in Dubai

Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

Two men have been injured after the helicopter they were in crashed during take-off.

The accident happened on Wednesday at Atlantis The Palm hotel on The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, state news agency Wam said.

Both men were airlifted to Rashid Hospital.

The injuries were described as medium to serious.

One person is believed to be in critical condition. Police are investigating the cause of the crash.

No further details have been released. The area around the crash site was sealed off by emergency crews.

Nobody was available to comment from Atlantis The Palm or Dubai Police.

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