Bangkok, Aug 15 :  Five soldiers including a regional army commander have been killed in a helicopter crash in northern Thailand, the military said today, a day after the chopper went missing in bad weather. The UH-72 helicopter lost contact yesterday while returning from Pai district in the mountainous northwest where it had been conducting flood relief operations, said junta spokesman Colonel Winthai Suvaree. (ALSO READ: 4 killed, 34 injured as blasts rock Thailand resort cities ) Also Read - Thailand’s 'Playboy' King Crowns His Mistress as Second Queen on her Birthday | See Pics

The northwest has suffered flash floods caused by heavy rainfall. Major General Nopporn Ruanchan, commander of the army’s 4th Infantry Division, was on board the helicopter along with two pilots and two technicians. All were killed in the crash, Winthai added. The helicopter came down near the city of Chiang Mai, close to Thailand’s highest peak – a region that is difficult to access.(AFP) ABH Also Read - Think Your Job's Tough? This Thailand Vet's Face Got Bombed by Faeces While Treating A Constipated Elephant | Watch At Your Own Risk

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