3 killed in helicopter crash in rain-hit Uttarkashi district

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In Uttrakhand, a helicopter engaged in relief and rescue operations in the rain-ravaged Uttarkashi district crashed today, killing all three persons on board.

Uttarakhand's DG (law and order) Ashok Kumar said, the pilot, co-pilot and a local were killed in the crash.

The helicopter belonged to a private company and was engaged in the relief operations in the area. It is reported that the helicopter crashed after it got entangled in electricity wires.

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, in a tweet, expressed grief at the deaths in the crash. He has announced an ex-gratia of 15 lakh rupees each to the next of the kin of three deceased from CM relief fund. (AIR)

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