Another helicopter taking part in the rescue operation, Uttarakhand, 23 June
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India floods: Uttarakhand helicopter crash kills eight

25 June 2013 Last updated at 15:59 BST

Eight people have been killed in northern India when a rescue helicopter helping flood relief efforts crashed near a pilgrimage site.

The Indian Air Force says the victims were five crew members and three civilians.

The helicopter, a Russian-made Mi-17, was on a rescue mission near Gaurikund in the state of Uttarakhand.

More than 800 people have been confirmed killed in the area in flash floods and landslides.

Sanjoy Majumder has been to the airbase where the helicopter set off.