Bodies found near crashed US Marine helicopter


A rescue team has found three bodies near a crashed US Marine helicopter, Nepal's defence secretary said today.

The wreckage of the missing helicopter had earlier been spotted in the mountains north east of Kathmandu.

Six Marines and two Nepalese army soldiers were on board when it went missing on Tuesday while delivering aid in the Himalayan nation following a magnitude 7.8 earthquake on April 25.

Army chief of operations Major General Binoj Basnyat said the wreckage was located in the district of Dolakha.

Many areas in that region of Nepal are not reachable by air or road.