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Breaking: Helicopter crashes in Uttarakhand; 6 died, including pilots

The Chopper was carrying pilgrims back from Kedarnath

Six people, including two pilots, died Tuesday as a helicopter carrying Kedarnath pilgrims near Uttarakhand’s Garud Chatti crashed.

The chopper, owned by Aryan Aviation Private Limited, was travelling back from Kedarnath when it crashed near Garud Chatti, the Indo Tibetan Border Police said.


The rescue operations are underway, ITBP added.

Kedarnath is part of the Char Dham yatra undertaken by devotees in the state of Uttarakhand. The circuit also comprises Yamunotri, Gangotri and Badrinath sites.

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