Uttarakhand: 3 Dead As Helicopter For Flood Relief Hits Cable, Crashed

Uttarakhand: 3 Dead As Helicopter For Flood Relief Hits Cable, Crashed

 

The chopper crashed in Uttarkashi district when it hit a power cable. (File)

New Delhi: Three people in a helicopter carrying relief material to the flood-affected areas in Uttarakhand died after their chopper crashed this afternoon. The private helicopter crashed in Uttarkashi district when it hit a power cable. 

The relief material was being flown from Mori to Moldi in Uttarkashi

Heavy rain and cloudbursts in the past few days have led to a flood-like situation in parts of Uttarakhand, leaving people stranded in several areas. 35 people have died in the state. The Tons River has been flowing above the danger level in Uttarkashi following heavy rainfall in the past few days.

Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Tuesday visited the rain-ravaged Mori block of Uttarkashi, where 16 people died.

Other north Indian states such as Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana too grappled with the impact of heavy rain. 43 people have died in Himachal in rain that triggered landslides.

Uttarakhand had been struck by devastating floods in 2013 that killed thousands of people and caused extensive damage.

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Till now 45 feared dead in rain-related incidents in Himachal, Uttarakhand and flood-like situation occuring in parts of Punjab, Haryana. 

Several trains have been cancelled and diverted after Tangri river water has touched bridge number 294 near Dukheri village in Ambala district on Ambala-Saharanpur railway track. Due to heavy rain in the region, the seasonal Tangri river swelled to its capacity and caused obstruction to the railway traffic.

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