Helicopter carrying Vaishno Devi pilgrims crashes, 7 dead


Seven people were killed on Monday when a helicopter carrying Vaishno Devi pilgrims crashed near Katra in Jammu region, police said.

Quoting a police officer, the IANS that the pilot was among the dead. The crash took place in Reasi district. Police personnel rushed to the site to see if there were any survivors.

NDTV reported the chopper, which was returning  from Sanjichat to Katra, had crashed ostensibly due to the fog, sources said. Several flights had been unable to land at the Jammu airport this morning due to the foggy weather.

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