Newly wed couple dies in Katra chopper crash 5 days after wedding

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Jammu,November 24: The Chib family residing in the Gho Manasa area in the outskirts of Jammu city were in celebratory mood after the wedding of their only son but all this turned into a pall of gloom on Monday as three members of the family including the newlyweds were among the seven killed in the helicopter crash at Katra.

Little did the family know that the celebratory mood of their only son Arjun Singh Chib's (25) wedding with Vandana (22) on November 18 would turn into mourning, after the newlywed couple, along with their cousin, lost their lives in the tragic helicopter crash.

Three members of the family - Arjun Singh Chib, his newlywed wife Vandana and cousin Mahesh were amongst the seven pilgrims who lost their lives in the crash.

"The two (Arjun and Vandana) got married on November 18. The family had given a grand reception on November 19 as it was the wedding of their only son. Today morning the newlywed couple left to pay their obeisance at the holy cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi", Preetam Singh Chib a close relative said.

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