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Rescue Chopper Crashes in India Flood

June 25, 2013

Eight people were killed when a helicopter conducting rescue sorties in India's flood-ravaged Uttarakhand state crashed amid bad weather on Tuesday, officials said.

The Indian Air Force helicopter returning from Kedarnath, one of the worst-hit areas, crashed near Gaurikund in the hill state, the Defence Ministry said.

Five air force personnel and three civilians were killed. Military helicopters have been evacuating thousands of stranded people despite the continuing bad weather.

Source: Copyright 2013 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH

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