Chopper crash: Uttarakhand CM announces Rs 10 lakh compensation

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 08:33

Dehradun: Expressing grief over the loss of lives in the IAF chopper crash in Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna on Tuesday announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the kin of security personnel killed in the mishap.

"I am deeply saddened at the unfortunate incident of a chopper crash which killed security personnel engaged in rescue operations in flood-hit areas of the state."

"A compensation of Rs 10 lakh will be given to the next of kin of those who lost their lives in the crash," he said.

At least 20 people, including Air Force and paramilitary personnel, were on Tuesday feared killed when a sophisticated IAF helicopter crashed in bad weather near Gaurikund in Uttarakhand during rescue operation.


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First Published: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 - 08:33

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