A Venezuelan gunner mans his machine gun on board a helicopter overflying the bordering state of Tachira, Venezuela, on August 22, 2015. Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro indefinitely closed his country's border with Colombia and declared a state of emergency in part of the frontier region Friday, following an earlier attack that wounded four people. AFP PHOTO/GEORGE CASTELLANOS (Photo credit should read George CASTELLANOS/AFP/Getty Images)

Five military personnel are said to have been found alive, but it is not yet clear whether eight other passengers have survived.
Rescue teams searching the Amazon jungle in Venezuela following a military helicopter crash six days ago have found at least five people alive, according to reports.
The helicopter, which was carrying five military personnel, four civilians and four crew members, disappeared during poor weather last Friday.
Venezuela’s El Nacional paper reports that the Russian-made Mi-17 was discovered on Thursday, with the five military crew on board all found alive.
It is not yet clear whether the helicopter crew or civilian passengers have been found.
Survivors were due to be taken to Puerto Ayacucho, the capital of Venezuela’s Amazonas state, in the early hours of Friday morning.
Details of their conditions are yet to be confirmed.
Liborio Guarulla, Governor of Amazonas state, posted a tweet on Wednesday unofficially reporting the helicopter had been seen on the edge of the Cerro …
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