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Ninth body found in Glasgow helicopter wreckage

Eight people had been confirmed dead, but a body was pulled from the wreckage early this morning.

Image: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Image

THE NUMBER OF people killed in Friday’s helicopter crash in Glasgow has risen to nine.

Police Scotland confirmed that a ninth body had been found in the wreckage of the crash, which saw a police helicopter crash into a busy pub.

They have also released the identity of a 56-year-old man who died at the scene as Samuel McGhee. Mr McGhee is the second of the six non-police victims to be named.

They had earlier named three dead helicopter crew as pilot David Traill, 51, and Police Constables Kirsty Nelis, 36, and 43-year-old Tony Collins.

Speaking at the scene, Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick said: “I can confirm that sadly a further body has tonight been located and removed from the scene.

“Efforts are ongoing as we speak to establish the identity of the latest fatality.”

Twelve people remain in hospital, with three in a serious condition.

Attempts to lift the wreckage of the helicopter will be made today.

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