Ten dead in two helicopter collision in Argentina - including cast of French TV show

The crash occurred near Villa Castelli in La Rioja province, about 727 miles northwest of Buenos Aires

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Two helicopters have crashed in a remote area of northwest Argentina, killing all 10 people on board both aircrafts, authorities said last night.

The victims included cast members filming a French television show, AFP reported, citing officials. The crash occurred near Villa Castelli in La Rioja province, about 727 miles northwest of Buenos Aires.

"An explosion occurred and it's believed that they must have collided," Mr Angulo, La Rioja Secretary of Security Cesar Angulo told Argentinian news television. "Aeronautical experts will have to determine that."

Angulo said there were no survivors. He did not release more information on the deceased.

He said one of the helicopters belonged to La Rioja province and the other belonged to the neighboring province of Santiago del Estero. There were no survivors.

After-hours calls to various departments within the municipality of Villi Castelli were not answered

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