IAF Chopper crash: Two more bodies recovered, toll reaches 7

Srinagar

Two more bodies were recovered near the crash site of an Indian Air Force (IAF) chopper at Garend Kalan in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Wednesday, police officials told GNS, taking the death toll to seven.

Civilains and army men gather near the wreckage of an Indian aircraft after it crashed in Budgam area, outskirts of Srinagar Kashmir, Wednesday, Feb.27, 2019.

A civilian Kifayat Ahmad Ganaie (30) son of Mohammad Ramzan Ganie and two IAF pilots were earlier killed due to the crash.

A police officer also confirmed the recovery of two more bodies and said that the death toll mounted to seven so far including two pilots and one civilian.

Regarding the three more bodies, the official said that the identities and whether the slain are civilians or IAF personnel are being ascertained.

The official earlier said that IAF’s  MI 17  chopper crashed at around 10:40 am, some 7 kilometres away from Budgam town. (GNS)

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