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18 Feb 2020, 18:18 HRS IST
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  • Helicopter crashes in rain-hit Uttarkashi, three on board

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13:0 HRS IST

Dehradun, Aug 21 (PTI) A helicopter engaged in relief and rescue operations in rain-ravaged Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand crashed on Wednesday, an official said.

Three persons were on board the helicopter and their fate was not immediately known.

The helicopter crashed near Moldi while returning after distributing relief material among the affected people, Uttarkashi Disaster Management officer Devendra Patwal told PTI over phone.

"According to preliminary information the crash did not occur at a high altitude and those on board should be safe," he said, adding details are awaited.

Only members of the crew were on board the aircraft when it crashed, he said. Torrential rains in Mori area of the district on Sunday left 16 persons dead and around half a dozen missing.

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