NEW DELHI – A helicopter carrying pilgrims to Kedarnath in India’s Himalayan region crashed on Tuesday, killing all six on board, a police official said.
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Two pilots and four pilgrims died in the crash in the northern state of Uttarakhand, its police chief, Ashok Kumar, told Reuters by telephone, adding that a rescue team had been sent to the site.
Footage from Reuters partner ANI showed smoke billowing from a spot nestled in between some hills, surrounded by dark clouds.
It is too early to determine the cause of the accident, but poor weather could be a factor, Kumar added.
Kedarnath is a key pilgrimage site that shuts every winter.
Reporting by Saurabh Sharma in Lucknow, Writing by Tanvi Mehta; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman and Clarence Fernandez
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OCT 18, 2022
Categories: India News
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