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Helicopter crashes in quake-hit Nepal; 4 killed

PTI 02 Jun 2015, 19:14:47 IST

Kathmandu: At least four people including a woman were killed today when a helicopter carrying relief material crashed in one of the worst quake-hit mountainous regions in Nepal.

Nepal police said the chopper of Kathmandu-based Mountain Helicopters came down in a forested area north of the capital.

It was returning to Kathmandu when it crashed at Yamuna Balefi Village in Sindhupalchowk district.

Bodies of three men and a woman were recovered by Nepalese troops from the crash site. Rescuers were trying to take the bodies to Kathmandu, a senior official said.

The chopper had caught fire. Another helicopter has been dispatched to the crash site.

Further information is awaited, said a Tribhuvan International Airport staff.