Source: Cadena Ser
A Spanish doctor who worked for a decade in Portugal is one of four deaths of the helicopter that crashed on Saturday in the north of the country
Four people have died when a helicopter crashed emergency health in a mountainous area near the town of Oporto, in northern Portugal, as reported by the emergency services in the country. Among the four deceased is a Spanish doctor who worked for a decade in Portugal.
The RTP television channel had previously indicated that the four passengers were two pilots and two members of the sanitary service. The country’s prime minister, António Costa, has regretted what happened. “I want to express my deepest condolences to the relatives and friends of the victims and have a word of solidarity with all those who work for the National Institute of Medical Emergency (INEM) and offer an incalculable service to the Portuguese,” said Costa, according to the agency Lusa has picked up.
The INEM launched a rescue operation to find the helicopter, which collapsed around 6.30 in the afternoon (local time) on Saturday after leaving in a Porto hospital a 76-year-old patient suffering from heart problems. The helicopter was heading back to its base in the district of Braganza when it crashed due to bad weather conditions.