Mexican navy helicopter accident kills 3, another 2 missing

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican navy said on Wednesday that three people were dead and two more were missing after a helicopter accident earlier in the day.

The navy said in a statement that the helicopter accident occurred "moments after" taking off from a navy ship around 200 nautical miles (370 km) southwest of Lazaro Cardenas, Michoacan, on the Pacific coast. The cause is still unknown, it added.

(Reporting by Kylie Madry; Editing by Anthony Esposito)