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Bodies of Arunachal Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu, Four Others Recovered

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New Delhi: The bodies of Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu and four others, who died in a helicopter crash in Tawang District, have been taken to the nearest helipad at Luguthang, about 3 km from the crash site, according to television reports.

It is reported that army personnel brought the body of Dorjee Khandu to Luguthang village by the land route.

Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Dorjee Khandu with the Dalai Lama in Tawang in this November 8, 2009 picture. (Photo: The Hindu)

Dorjee Khandu’s body was taken to Tawang helipad and autopsy would be conducted at the Tawang post at 12.30 pm.

After four days of search by over 3,000 security forces and choppers, it was finally a group of tribals who on Wednesday found the wreckage of a helicopter that went missing Saturday and the mutilated bodies of Dorjee Khandu and four others.

The wreckage of the chopper that Dorjee Khandu was travelling in was located near the Sela Pass on Wednesday, five days after it went missing.

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