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Stalin expresses condolences to families of Kedarnath chopper crash victims

- October 19, 2022

Chennai, Oct 19(BPNS)

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, M.K. Stalin expressed condolences over the passing away of three Tamil people in the helicopter crash that took place in Kedarnath on Tuesday. Chief Minister said that the state government was coordinating with the Uttarakhand government for bringing the bodies of the three Tamil people who were killed in the helicopter crash at Kedarnath in which 7 people including two pilots lost their lives.

Stalin said that the Tamil Nadu government officials are in touch with the Uttarakhand government officials and steps are being taken to bring the bodies of the Chennai natives back to the city.

The relatives of the three have already left for Kedarnath to bring the bodies back.

The deceased are Premkumar Vanchinathan(63), his wife Sujatha Premkumar (56) who are from Santham colony, Thirumangalam. The cousin of Sujatha, Kala Ramesh (55) was the third Tamil who got killed in the chopper crash.

it may be noted that Kala’s husband, Ramesh had drove down to Kedarnath instead of boarding the helicopter and survived the crash.

The helicopter which was operated by a private company burst into flames at  Dev Darshini in Garuda Chitti, Rudra Prayag immediately after it took off from Kedarnath helipad. The incident occured on Tuesday at 11.45 am.

The Tamil families had left for Kedarnath on a pilgrimage trip organised by a private tour operator on October 12 from Bengaluru.