Six Dead in Chopper Crash Near Kedarnath

Kedarnath: Four passengers and two pilots were killed in the helicopter crash carrying Kedarnath pilgrims from Phata. The crash took place 2 km from the shrine in Uttarakhand near the Garu Chatti, officials said adding that emergency forces were deployed and dead bodies were recovered.

The administration team has left for the spot for relief and rescue work. As per sources, the carrier was a private helicopter detail of which is being extracted.

Kedarnath is part of the Char Dham Yatra undertaken by devotees in the state of Uttarakhand. The circuit also comprises Yamunotri, Gangotri and Badrinath sites.

Further details into the incident are awaited.

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