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6 killed in Nepal chopper crash

International Desk |
Update: 2018-09-08 7:40:30 PM
6 killed in Nepal chopper crash
A chopper flying in Nepal, Photo collected

A helicopter crashed into a hillside in central Nepal on Saturday (Sep 8) killing six on board, including a Japanese tourist, officials said.

One woman survived the crash with injuries and has been airlifted to the capital.

Rescuers travelled on foot to reach the chopper's wreckage, spotted on a forested hillside in neighbouring Nuwakot district. Officials had earlier said that the helicopter went down in Dhadhing, an adjoining district.

"In total six people have died in the crash, including the pilot, but one survived," Nuwakot police chief Basanta Bahadur Kunwar said.

Kunwar said that they were working to retrieve the bodies.

The single-pilot Kathmandu-bound Altitude Air helicopter was carrying six passengers, including a Japanese trekker, when it lost contact with air traffic control after taking off from the central district of Gorkha.

Source: Channel News Asia

BDST: 1936 HRS, SEP 8, 2018

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