A helicopter involved in relief operation in the rain-hit Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand had to make an emergency landing at Lagwada on Friday. However, both pilot and co-pilot of the helicopter were safe and escaped with minor injuries, Director General law and order Ashok Kumar said.

The incident comes two days after a helicopter involved in relief efforts in flood-hit Uttarkashi district crashed and erupted in flames after it got entangled in the overhead electricity wires, killing three people on board.

Uttarkashi District Magistrate Ashish Chauhan said, the private helicopter made the emergency landing on the banks of a river when it was on its way to Chiwa to distribute relief material among affected people.

Uttarakhand is facing flood-like situation after heavy rains and cloudbursts continue to lash the state. The situation has left 35 people dead and many stranded at their places. The Tons river has been flowing above the danger level in Uttarkashi following heavy rainfall in the past few days.