By Merve Aydogan
ANKARA (AA) - Madagascar's Secretary of State for Police Serge Gelle on Tuesday survived a helicopter crash after swimming for 12 hours with another survivor from the incident.
According to the island's police authorities, the helicopter carrying the 57-year-old minister crashed on Monday at Madagascar's northeastern coast.
A video of the minister was shared by the country's Defense Ministry showed Gelle lying on a deck chair with his camouflage uniform.
"My time to die hasn't come yet," he said.