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

TWO planes have collided in the air over western Slovakia, killing seven people, officials said.

Emergency workers arrive at the scene. Picture: Twitter/TVTA3

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

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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.