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Nepal: Seven including Tourism Minister Adhikari dies in helicopter crash

Nepal: Seven including Tourism Minister Adhikari dies in helicopter crash

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 27 Feb 2019, 11:11 am

Kathmandu, Feb 27 (IBNS): All seven on board a helicopter, which was carrying country's tourism minister Rabindra Adhikari, were killed after it crashed in Nepal's Taplejung district on Wednesday, media reports said.

Travelling with Minister Adhikari were the pilot of the helicopter Captain Prabhakar KC, tourism entrepreneur Ang Tshiring Sherpa, security personnel Arjun Ghimire, Under-Secretary at the Prime Minister’s office Yubaraj Dahal, Deputy Director General of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) Birendra Shrestha, and CAAN Engineer Dhruba Das Bhochhibhaya, reported The Himalayan Times.

The Chief District Officer of Taplejung, Anuj Bhandari quoted the locals as saying they heard a loud bang followed by a sight of smoke and fire in the area, reported the newspaper.

The mishap reportedly occurred when the minister and others on board were  en route to Pathibhara Temple after attending a programme at Chuhan Danda in Panchthar to observe the under-construction airport.

Rescue operation is currently going on.

The Himalayan Times reported two helicopters are already present at the incident site while two more helicopters of Nepal Army are flying to the area. 


Image: Rabindra Adhikari Twitter page