At least five dead as two helicopters crash in southern France

At least five people have died after two army helicopters crashed near a lake in southern France.

A rescue operation was under way early on Friday to find a sixth passenger at the crash site, around 30 miles northwest of Saint-Tropez.

Both helicopters belonged to a military flight training school.

Local reports said the incident occurred on the shores of Lake Carc├Ęs, in the Var region.

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