Copter tragedy: Next-of-kins' welfare should be taken care of, urges Hamzah

PETALING JAYA: Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin has conveyed his condolences to the families of those who perished in the Royal Malaysian Navy helicopter crash on Tuesday (April 23) morning.

Hamzah said that he hoped the government would extend the fullest welfare and care to the families of the victims.

"Deepest condolences to the Royal Malaysian Navy and the families of the 10 naval crew members who were killed in the mid-air collision during a rehearsal session for a fly-past for the 90th Naval Day celebration at the Royal Malaysian Navy base in Lumut this morning.

"This crash is a very sad occurrence for all of us and time must be given to the authorities to conduct a full investigation.

"All the 10 naval members are national heroes and I am sure that the welfare of their families will be well taken care of by the government and the army," said Hamzah.

On Tuesday morning, all 10 crew members perished after two naval helicopters collided during training at the Navy base stadium in Lumut, Perak.

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