On Tuesday, a 52-year-old man died in Kedarnath after the helicopter operators reportedly refuse to airlift him to a nearby hospital, reports source.

The victim is a resident of Mumbai, was allegedly referred by doctors to a nearby hospital outside the shrine town after his health was deteriorating.  

However, companies offering helicopter facilities for tourists in the region has refused to airlift him despite police order.

It is not clear yet why they refused to airlift him. Thereafter, fight broke out between police officer and helicopter operators over the issue, which led the operators suspending all their services.

Meanwhile, the sick man allegedly died due to lack of oxygen after they declined to budge. Later, helicopter services were resumed after the town administration ordered. However, no immediate action has been taken against the helicopter operators yet.

More details are awaited.

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