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U’khnad: Chopper carrying pilgrims crashes near Kedarnath

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Kedarnath(U’khand): A helicopter carrying Kedarnath pilgrims from Phata crashed on Tuesday under inclement weather condition, officials said adding that casualties were feared.

A state administration rescue and relief team left for the spot.

At least six people were said to have been on board the aircraft that belonged to a private company.

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.”

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