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‘He asked for water’: Eyewitness claims he saw Bipin Rawat alive moments after chopper crash

A screengrab of the video taken near the spot.

Tamil Nadu: Following the chopper crash that killed General Bipin Rawat and 12 others on Wednesday in Tamil Nadu, an eyewitness claims that he saw the Rawat alive moments after the wreckage was found in the hills, NDTV reported.

Quoting the eyewitnesses Shiv Kumar, a contractor, who was visiting his brother – he works in a tea estate – when the helicopter crashed yesterday afternoon near Coonoor in the Nilgiris, the report said he saw the chopper bursting into flames and falling.

“We saw three bodies fall…one man was alive. He asked for water. We pulled him out in a bedsheet and he was taken away by rescuers,” Kumar was quoted by NDTV as saying.

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