Five dead in helicopter crash in Colombia

Five anti-drug police officers have died in a helicopter crash in Colombia.

"We deeply regret the death of five heroes of our police force," Colombian President Ivan Duque wrote on Twitter late on Sunday.

According to the statement, the circumstances of the crash in Cantagallo are the subject of investigations.

Both technical defects and weather conditions are possible causes.

The helicopter was en route in the district of Bolivar in Colombian jungle territory. The left-wing guerrilla group ELN is still active in the area.