Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has instructed the local administration to provide the best possible medical help to those injured in the Indian Air Force chopper crash that took place on Wednesday.

MK Stalin said the affected will be treated at the Coonoor Government Hospital and doctors are being sent from Coimbatore to give expert treatment to those injured.

MK Stalin is also likely to leave for Coimbatore soon.

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The local administration in Coonoor has been asked to assure help after an Indian Air Force chopper crashed in the area on Wednesday. The Indian Air Force confirmed the incident on Twitter and said an inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

Eleven people have been confirmed to be dead in the incident. Three people, who were injured, have been rescued. Meanwhile, a search is on for the others.

According to official sources, 14 people were onboard the IAF chopper. CDS Bipin Rawat, his wife, defence assistant, security commandos and an IAF pilot were on board the Mi-series chopper when it crashed between Coimbatore and Sulur in Tamil Nadu, ANI news agency reported.

CDS Bipin Rawat was on his way to Defence Staff College in Wellington from the Indian Air Force base in Sulur near Coimbatore, said sources. He left Delhi for Sulur earlier on Wednesday.


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