At least five dead after two French military helicopters crash

Five people died after two military helicopters crashed at a flight training school in the southeastern Var region of France on Friday.

The deaths have been confirmed by local authorities and a security source, reports Reuters, with no immediate details on the cause of the crash.

The crash took place near Lake Carces about 50km (32 miles) from Saint Tropez. 

The aircraft involved in the crash are from the School of Light Aviation Army (EALAT) Cannet des Maures.

Approximately 20 soldiers and a police commander are at the scene of the crash along with military and police helicopters.

It had earlier been reported by several news outlets that a search was being carried out for a sixth person who was on board one of the helicopters, however, that has not been confirmed.

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