Assam: Low flying Army chopper creates panic as roofs, walls of houses blown away


February 06, 2019

In an incident that created chaos in Assam, a low flying army chopper above a residential place has blown away the roofs and walls of atleast 10 houses.

An Indian Army helicopter on Tuesday created panic when it came unusually low and remained stationary barely a few feet above residential places at Nazira in Galeki for few minutes.

The incident happened in the afternoon, when people in the vicinity saw a chopper flying unusually low and remained stationary for about 3-4 minutes barely a few feet above the houses of Galeki.

The incident of chopper remaining static for about 3-4 minutes in the air triggered panic among the civilians, who rushed away from the spot.

"We thought that the chopper was going to crash and everybody tried to run as far away as possible," said people.

Villagers filed an FIR about the irresponsible activity of Indian Army. Fortunately none of the villagers suffered any serious injury. Part of a houses collapses and electricity services disrupted due to strong winds. It was also informed that the father of the officer reportedly visited the area and assured the villagers of adequate compensation to the affected families.

The irresponsible activity by a fraternity of the Indian army has drawn flak from all sections of society with people condemning the act.

Source: Pratidin time