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Private chopper crashes in Nepal; 7 killed including baby

News Agencies | Updated on: 8 August 2016, 16:34 IST

Seven people, including a new-born baby, were killed when a private chopper on Monday crashed in a forest area in Nepal's Nuwakot district while it was flying the baby and her mother to Kathmandu for treatment.

The Fishtail Air helicopter lost contact with air traffic control tower shortly after it took off from Gorkha this afternoon.

The 9N-AKA chopper, which was flying the new-born for a treatment in Kathmandu with her mother, crashed at Bhatine Danda area in Nuwakot district, 150 kms west of Kathmandu, officials said.

A Nepal Army team and other rescue officials were deployed at the crash site, said Devendra KC, spokesperson of the Caan.

"Bad weather has been preventing the search operation," he informed.

-PTI

First published: 8 August 2016, 16:34 IST
 
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