The Airforce of Zimbabwe (AFZ) has confirmed that 4 people died after a military helicopter crashed in Acturus today.

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 whole another young girl and mother had burn injuries and were taken to Parirenyatwa Hospital.

The Agusta Bell 412 Helicopter from Number 8 Sqn at Manyame Air Force base crashed in the Hukuru Area in Acturus.

In his message after the accident, Commander Air Force of Zimbabwe, Air Marshal Elson Moyo said a dark cloud had engulfed the AFZ after news of the helicopter accident.

However, the names of the deceased are yet to be revealed.