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Two planes carrying dozens of parachutists collided in midair on Thursday over western Slovakia, killing seven people, officials said.

Zuzana Farkasova, a spokesperson for the Slovak firefighters, said the accident took place on Thursday morning about 08:30 near the village of Cerveny Kamen.

Juraj Denes, an official with the Slovak government agency that investigates plane crashes, said according to preliminary information, some 40 people were on board two L-410 planes at the time of the collision, which occurred at an altitude of 1 500m. He said those on board were parachutists.

Denes also said the parachutists from one of the planes survived because they managed to jump out of the plane before the collision.

Andrej Hirjak, a spokesperson for the rescuers, says three helicopters are being used by rescue workers to reach the crash site, which was in a hilly area near the border with the Czech Republic. He declined to provide further details.

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