42-year-old Indian Kailash Mansarovar pilgrim beheaded by rear blade of helicopter in Nepal

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A 42-year-old Indian Kailash Mansarovar pilgrim was beheaded by the rear blade of a helicopter at a remote helipad in Nepals Hilsa region today, according to a media report. According to assistant chief district officer, Mahesh Kumar Pokharel, the helicopter was on the ground at the time. The pilgrim was supposed to move away from the chopper after getting off but accidentally he moved towards the rear part and was hit by the spinning tail rotor, according to the police. The body will be taken to Simikot for a post-mortem and to hand over to the next to kin. The rear part of the helicopter was damaged. The pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar in Tibetan region of China is considered holy by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains. Every year, hundreds of Indians undertake the yatra which involves trekking under inhospitable conditions.