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Helicopter crashes near Arakot in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi, reports ANI

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 23 August 2019, 02:46 PM
Uttarakhand Floods (Photo Credit: PTI)
Uttarakhand Floods (Photo Credit: PTI)

A helicopter was crashed on Friday in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district, reported news agency ANI. This comes two days after a helicopter involved in relief efforts in flood-hit Uttarakhand crashed in the Uttarkashi district.

“A helicopter has crashed in Tikochi area near cloud burst hit Arakot,” ANI quoted Uttarkashi District Magistrate Ashish Chauhan.

More details awaited.

On Wednesday, at least three were killed after a helicopter involved in relief efforts in flood-hit Uttarakhand crashed in the Uttarkashi district. The crash occurred when the helicopter was returning after distributing the relief material among the affected people.

After the unfortunate crash, the State Disaster Response Force had said that the dead have been identified as Captain Lal, co-pilot Shailesh and a local person named Rajpal.

In the meantime, the death toll in rain-related incidents in Uttarakhand has touched 12 while many others are still missing. It is worth mentioning here that heavy rain and cloudbursts have led to a flood-like situation in parts of Uttarakhand, leaving people stranded in several areas.

First Published: Friday, August 23, 2019 02:29 PM
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