7 dead as two planes collide in mid-air over Slovakia

Emergency workers arrive at the scene. Picture: Twitter/TVTA3
Emergency workers arrive at the scene. Picture: Twitter/TVTA3
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TWO planes have collided in the air over western Slovakia, killing seven people, officials said.

The accident happened near the village of Cerveny Kamen, according to Zuzana Farkasova, a spokeswoman for Slovakian firefighters.

She could not immediately say how many people were on board or what types of plane were involved.

The Slovak TA3 news television channel said two unspecified sports planes crashed.