Seven policemen were wounded Sunday as their helicopter crashed in the war-torn Catatumbo region in northern Colombia.
According to the first versions, the policemen were on a mission to eradicate coca crops in the Tibu municipality in the northern Norte de Santander department.
On Sunday night the wounded policemen were taken to hospital in the departmental capital of Cucuta, on the border with Venezuela.
On Monday, Colombia’s Anti-Narcotics Police ordered an investigation into the event to determine the cause of the accident.
- Siete policias heridos al caer helicoptero en Catatumbo (Vanguardia Liberal)