U’khand: Casualties feared in Kedarnath chopper crash

A helicopter carrying Kedarnath pilgrims to Gupt Kashi crashed on Tuesday under inclement weather condition, DGCA official confirmed saying casualties were feared.

A state administration rescue and relief team that reached the spot is said to have retrieved bodies from the site of the crash.

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The helicopter crashed near Garud Chatti, 3 km before Kedarnath.

On board the private aircraft were two pilots and four civilians, as per officials.

Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia tweeted: “The helicopter crash in Kedarnath is extremely unfortunate.

“We are in touch with the State government to ascertain the magnitude of the loss, and are constantly monitoring the situation.”