Helicopter crash kills Paraguayan presidential candidate

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A Paraguayan presidential candidate and two others were killed in a helicopter crash Sunday.

Presidential candidate Lino Oviedo, his bodyguard and pilot died in a helicopter crash after encountering bad weather. Oviedo was returning from a political rally, said the Miami Herald.

A citizen who lived near the area of the crash said they had heard an explosion and found the helicopter disintegrated, said the Washington Post.

Oviedo was running for leader of Paraguay's National Union of Ethical Citizens, the third-largest opposition party, said the Washington Post.

Oviedo had been an active member in the Paraguayan military. As a retired general and former army chief Oviedo was constantly involved in party politics and always trying to help control the nation, reports the Miami Herald.

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