Two were killed and two injured after a Mil Mi-17 helicopter of the Venezuelan Armed Forces crashed on Tuesday in Lara State, in the northwestern part of the country, the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

Iran PressAmerica: Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced on Wednesday that two Venezuelan soldiers had been killed and two others wounded in a helicopter crash.

According to Maduro, the helicopter was a Mil-17.

The Venezuelan military said in a statement that the helicopter had crashed during a mission to help border guards.

The cause of the crash is still unknown. 219