Three crew members and a child have been confirmed dead after a Zimbabwean military helicopter crashed into a house outside the capital Harare.
The accident happened on Friday in the village of Acturus, around 30 kilometres (18 miles) east of Harare.
The helicopter was said to be on a training mission, with two pilots and a technician when it disappeared on the radar.
“The helicopter crashed into a house and sadly claimed the lives of two pilots and a technician as well as a child on the ground,” the Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) said in a statement.
The statement added that child’s mother and another young girl were taken to hospital with burn injuries.
AFZ said an investigation is ongoing to ascertain the cause of the accident.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of lives,” Air Marshal Elson Moyo said in the statement.
“Our hearts and prayers are with the families of the deceased and those injured.”