TN chopper crash: Mortal remains of 6 bodies of armed forces personnel identified

Chennai: The identification of at least six bodies of armed forces personnel who died in the unfortunate chopper crash in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu has been completed while the process of identifying remaining bodies continues as on Saturday.

At least 13 people were killed, including CDS General Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and his Defence Adviser Brigadier LS Lidder, in the helicopter crash on Wednesday.

They were cremated with full military honours at Delhi’s Brar Square Crematorium as their bodies were positively identified.

In an official statement, the Indian Air Force (IAF) confirmed that four of its personnel who died in the crash have been positively identified and they will be soon moved by air to their respective family members.

Meanwhile, the Indian Army said that positive identification of mortal remains of L/Nk B Sai Teja and L/Nk Vivek Kumar has been done. Mortal remains were released to close family members this morning.

Group Captain Varun Singh, the lone survivor in the crash has been shifted to the Air Force Command hospital at Bengaluru for further treatment.

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