Weather scripted yet another tragedy in Uttarakhand with a MI-17 V5 helicopter on a rescue operation crashing in the hills around Gaurikund. The MI-17 helicopter . Reports of casualties indicates that 8 people have died of whom 5 are crew members and rest civilians. However, some discrepancies are there in exactly how many people were…

Army continued its search, relief, rescue and evacuation operations throughout affected areas of Uttarakhand today. The focus continued to be Badrinath and Harsil. Army aviation helicopters carried out sorties both in Badrinath and Kedarnath Valleys. In the Harsil sector, 253 people have been evacuated by 24 helicopter sorties. Approximately 1000 people are awaiting evacuation at…