Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Rajasekhara Reddy and four others have been killed.
The chopper carrying five persons in total including the CM, Mr. Reddy’s went missing and then located on Rudrakonda hill in the dense Nallamalla forests at a distance of 40 nautical miles east of Kurnool town. Mangled chopper was then hounded.
Five bodies have been found near the site. All confirmed dead. YSR Reddy along with the pilot captain SK Bhatia, Co-pilot MS Reddy, Principal Secretary, S. Subramaniyam and the chief security officer A S C Wesley declared dead.
A doctor by training, Yeduguri Sandinti Rajasekhara Reddy, or YSR as he was popularly known, was known for his strong administrative skills and whose second stint as chief minister of Andhra Pradesh this year broke a 53-year-old jinx for the Congress party.