Wreckage of missing US helicopter found in Nepal

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Kathmandu, May 15: The wreckage of a US military helicopter that went missing in Nepal earlier this week was found on Friday, media reported.

The US helicopter, engaged with rescue work in earthquake hit Nepal, with six US marines and two Nepali soldiers on board has been found near the Chinese border, BBC reported citing Nepal army official.

Missing US helicopter wreckage found

Three bodies have been found near the site of the crash, officials say.

More than 100 people were killed when earthquake struck the Himalayan nation on May 12. Nepal was reeling from the devastating earthquake of April 25 which left than 8,000 people dead.

Read More: 5.5-magnitude quake jolts Nepal again

Ground troops are now being deployed to search the wreckage. The reason of crash is not yet known.

The helicopter had been flying from Kathmandu airport as part of the US Operation Sahayogi Haat, which means "helping hand" in Nepali.

More than a dozen US military aircraft have been deployed to help carry out deliveries to areas cut off by the earthquakes.

Two Nepalese army helicopters were deployed in the search for the missing UH-1Y Huey helicopter, as well as 400 troops on the ground.

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