The wreckage of the Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey, that was carrying six Marines and two Nepalese army soldiers when it disappeared on Tuesday when the second powerful temblor struck, was spotted by a Nepalese army helicopter near the village of Ghorthali on the mountainside.

According to Nepal Army, the wreckage of the chopper has been spotted at the altitude of 11,200 feet near Kalinchowk hill in Dolakha district. Defence Secretary Ishwori Prasad Paudyal confirmed that the US military chopper was found crashed on the hillside but did not give any details about the nationalities of the victims.

Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat tweeted "Tragic news of crashed chopper at 11200 ft Kalinchok,Dolakha reported by NA. Saddened at the loss brave people at humanitarian work."
    
Its disappearance had triggered intense search involving US and Nepalese aircraft and even US satellites besides hundreds of American and Nepalese ground troops. Three charred bodies were recovered from the wreckage of the helicopter and no survivors were reported, according to a website. The recovered bodies are being ferried to Kathmandu.

The crashed helicopter was among over a dozen US military aircraft undertaking aid operations, including two other Huey choppers and four tilt-rotor Ospreys besides cargo planes.
    
Meanwhile, three tremors on Friday kept people on edge in Nepal, devastated by two powerful earthquakes that struck within weeks. The death toll from Tuesday's 7.3-magnitude temblor rose to 117. The powerful quake struck the Himalayan nation just when it had begun to rebuild itself following the devastation from the monster temblor less than three weeks ago.

A 5.5-magnitude tremor struck this morning at 7.27 am with epicentre in Dhading district, 80 km west of Kathmandu, according to the National Seismological Centre.

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