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IAF Helicopter carrying flood relief mission Crashes in Uttarkashi After Hitting Electric Wires

IAF Helicopter carrying flood relief mission Crashes in Uttarkashi After Hitting Electric Wires
The helicopter crashed 5km away from Arakot in Uttarkashi district. (Photo: News18)

Indian Air Force (IAF) helicopter carrying relief material to the victims of the severe floods and cloudburst in Uttarkashi crashed.

All three occupants died in the crash.

The helicopter was going from Mori to Moldi in Uttarkashi district. Three people were onboard the helicopter, they have been identified as Pilot Rajpal, Co-pilot Kaptal Lal and a local named Ramesh Sawar, reported ANI.

According to the Uttarkashi district magistrate the helicopter crashed in Uttarkashi. It was carrying relief material to the flood victims.

At least 16 people have died in flood and rain-related incidents in the Uttarkashi districts in the past week. A cloudburst wreaked havoc in the area last week.

Search and rescue teams of the State Disaster Response Force recovered three more bodies from Sanel village on Tuesday.

Makudi is the worst hit among the villages, where heavy rains led to the collapse of a number of houses early on Sunday. The six affected villages include Arakot, Makudi, Molda, Sanel, Tikochi and Dwichanu.

Heavy rains in Mori block of Uttarkashi inflicted damage on an area spread over 70 square kilometres. Seventeen houses were destroyed and 115 others partially damaged, adding four bridges and power supply lines in a 14 km area were also broken

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