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.
#WATCH | Uttarakhand: A helicopter carrying Kedarnath pilgrims from Phata crashes, casualties feared; administration team left for the spot for relief and rescue work. Further details awaited pic.twitter.com/sDf4x1udlJ
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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.