Kedarnath: Helicopter carrying pilgrims from Phata crashes, 7 dead
Helicopter crashes in Kedarnath: Six people including two pilots were killed after a helicopter carrying pilgrims crashed in Uttrakhand today.
New Delhi: A helicopter carrying Kedarnath pilgrims from Phata in Uttrakhand crashed on Tuesday morning. According to reporst, seven people including two pilots are feared dead.
Abhinav Kumar, Special Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister confirmed that seven people were killed in the helicopter crash in Uttrakhan’s Phata.
Soon after the tragic incident, the administration team has left for relief and rescue work.
The incident is said to have taken place 2 kilometres away from Kedarnath.
#WATCH | Uttarakhand: A helicopter carrying Kedarnath pilgrims from Phata crashes, casualties feared; administration team left for the spot for relief and rescue work. Further details awaited pic.twitter.com/sDf4x1udlJ
— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2022
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami expressed his grief over the unfortunate helicopter crash at Garuda Chatti near Kedarnath.
Taking to Twitter he wrote, “Very sad news has been received of some casualties in the unfortunate helicopter crash at Garuda Chatti near Kedarnath. SDRF and district administration teams have reached the spot for relief and rescue work. A detailed inquiry has been ordered into this tragic incident.” (Translated from Hindi)
केदारनाथ के समीप गरुड़ चट्टी में दुर्भाग्यपूर्ण हेलीकॉप्टर क्रैश में कुछ लोगों के हताहत होने का अत्यंत दु:खद समाचार प्राप्त हुआ है। राहत और बचाव कार्य हेतु SDRF और जिला प्रशासन की टीम घटनास्थल पर पहुंच चुकी है। इस दु:खद घटना के विस्तृत जांच के आदेश दे दिए गए है।
— Pushkar Singh Dhami (@pushkardhami) October 18, 2022
Union Home Minister Amit Shah expressed his condolences to the families of all those who lost their lives in this accident.
केदारनाथ में श्रद्धालुओं को ले जा रहे हेलिकॉप्टर के क्रैश की घटना बहुत दुःखद है। इस दुर्घटना में जान गवाने वाले सभी लोगों के परिजनों के प्रति संवेदना व्यक्त करता हूँ। ईश्वर उन्हें यह दुःख सहने की शक्ति दें।
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) October 18, 2022
More details awaited.