6 Killed As Helicopter Carrying Kedarnath Pilgrims Crashes


A chopper crashed near the Lincholi area in Kedarnath, Uttarakhand on Tuesday, October 18.

According to the preliminary information, the helicopter which was en route to Kedarnath crashed right after takeoff.

As per initial reports, six people, including 2 pilots and 4 passengers, were traveling onboard the helicopter which crashed.

After getting the information regarding the crash, the police as well as State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams rushed to the crash site to carry out the search and rescue operation. Reacting to this crash, Union Civil Minister 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.”