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3 dead after helicopter carrying flood relief material crashes in U'khand

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Aug 21, 2019, 1:15 pm IST
Updated Aug 21, 2019, 2:27 pm IST
The chopper was carrying relief material from Dehradun and was flying from Mori towards Moldi.
There were reportedly three people on board at the time of the crash. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)
 There were reportedly three people on board at the time of the crash. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

Dehradun: A helicopter involved in rescue efforts in flood-hit Uttarakhand crashed near the Uttarkashi district on Wednesday after it got entangled in overhead electric wires. All the out of three people who were on-board have died.

The chopper was carrying relief material from Dehradun and was flying from Mori towards Moldi.

 

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat announced a compensation of Rs 15 lakh for the next of kin of the persons who have lost their lives in the helicopter crash in Uttarkashi District.

The death toll in rain-related incidents in Mori block of Uttarkashi district has touched 12, with five people still missing. Heavy rain and cloudbursts have led to a flood-like situation in parts of Uttarakhand, leaving people stranded in several areas.

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Location: India, Uttarakhand




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