Another Tawang helicopter crash victim dies
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Last Updated: Friday, June 10, 2011, 22:18
Shillong: The death toll in April 19 Tawang helicopter crash touched 19 on Friday after one of the injured died at a private hospital in Mumbai, family sources said today.

Twenty-six-year-old Karishma Patni Sarawgi, who had lost her husband in the same crash, died of burn injuries last night, family sources said.

She was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Mumbai after being air-lifted to the metropolis a day after the crash.

Her family informed that she was showing signs of improvement though her condition again started to worsen in the last 10 days.

The body was flown to her hometown Guwahati for cremation, family members said.

Her husband, Amit Sarawgi, had also died in the crash. The couple was going to Tawang on Pawan Hans Mi-17 helicopter for a holiday.

Six persons had survived the accident with serious injuries, while 17 others were killed when the helicopter, flying from Guwahati to Tawang, crashed at the heliport in the Buddhist town.

She is the second injured person to die. Another injured had died on May 10.

The couple had left their one-year-old son at home in Guwahati.

The Pawan Hans helicopter had crashed in Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh minutes before landing on April 19.


First Published: Friday, June 10, 2011, 22:18

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