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Army chopper crashes in Arunachal Pradesh

While the rescue teams were rushed, the site of the accident is said to be remotely located

Army chopper crashes in Arunachal Pradesh
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An army chopper crashed on Friday in Arunachal Pradesh. The crash was reported near the Tuting headquarters in the Upper Siang district, several hours away from the state capital of Itanagar.

"We have initiated search and rescue operations and sent teams to the crash site. No further details on the number of passengers and their condition (is) available yet," said Shasvat Saurabh, deputy commissioner, Upper Siang district.

While the rescue teams were rushed, the site of the accident is said to be remotely located.

"The location of the crash is very remote.The nearest village to the crash site is located around 140 km from the district headquarters Yingkiong. And it takes several hours of trek to reach the crash site. We have dispatched a team to the place. More details will be known once they reach the site," said Jummar Basar, superintendent of police, Upper Siang.

Earlier this month, an Indian Army pilot was killed and another was injured when a helicopter crashed Arunachal Pradesh's Tawang, one of India's last points before China.

More than 40 people including former chief minister Dorjee Khandu are reported to have lost their lives killed in six helicopter crashes in the north-eastern state since 2010.

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