Air ambulance crash: all 10 bodies recovered

Air ambulance crash: all 10 bodies recovered

According to Haryana police, 10 people, including three on the ground, were killed in the crash late Wednesday in this crowded suburb of the Indian capital.

The air ambulance was transporting a critically ill patient from Patna in Bihar and it crashed here on the outskirts of New Delhi barely minutes before it was to land.

The bodies have been taken to the Badshah Khan Hospital here for autopsy.
"Post-mortem examination of the three women who were on the ground is complete and their bodies have been handed over to their relatives. They will be cremated later in the day. The post-mortem of remaining seven bodies is on," a police officer said here.

"All bodies were badly burnt and beyond recognition. Three people also sustained burn injuries in this incident. However, they are out of danger and recuperating well in the hospital," he added.

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Thursday announced a compensation of Rs.2 lakh each to the kin of the three Faridabad residents killed.

A sum of Rs.20,000 each will be given to the three injured locals.

The chief minister also said an assessment of the damaged houses will be done and the affected residents will be compensated.