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Head of Guatemalan military dies in chopper crash

Published:   |   Updated: August 20, 2014 at 08:39 PM

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) The head of the Guatemalan military's joint chiefs of staff died in a helicopter crash Wednesday near the border with Mexico.

Interior Secretary Mauricio Lopez said Gen. Rudy Ortiz was killed along with four other military officers when their helicopter went down in a mountainous area of the province of Huehuetenango.

He identified one of the other victims as Gen. Braulio Mayen, commander of the army's 5th Brigade.

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