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ARMY HELICOPTER CRASHES INTO RANJIT SAGAR DAM IN J&K’S KATHUA

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An Army chopper on Tuesday crashed into the Ranjit Sagar Dam in Jammu province’s Kathua district.

Locals said they saw an Army chopper nosediving into the water. A police officer said rescue boats had been pressed into service.

Initial reports suggested at least five were on board the chopper, which apparently developed a snag after take-off at around 11 a.m. from Purthu in Basohli area.

The Army has not given any details on the incident yet. It has also not confirmed the number of people on board the chopper.