N.Korean Helicopter Explodes in Mid-Air

A North Korean helicopter exploded in mid-air during parachute training in Wihwa Island near Sinuiju near the Chinese border, killing two.

A victim from the mid-air explosion of a helicopter is being evacuated in this screen grab from broadcaster KBS. A victim from the mid-air explosion of a helicopter is being evacuated in this screen grab from broadcaster KBS.

North Korea reportedly declined China's offer to help with the rescue and search efforts.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jun. 26, 2014 13:02 KST