Six people were killed after a helicopter carrying pilgrims from Uttarakhand's Guptkashi to Kedarnath crashed at late Tuesday morning.

Out of the six people killed, two of them were the pilots who were flying the helicopter, as per  reports.

"Six people, including one pilot and five passengers, who were traveling onboard the helicopter which crashed have died in the incident," said Abhinav Kumar, Special Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister.

The chopper burst into flames near Jungle Chatti, en route to the shrine amid fog and poor visibility, they said. Medical teams have been deployed at the spot, they said.

Seven people, including the pilot, were killed in the crash. Kedarnath Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located on the Garhwal Himalayan range near the Mandakini river in Uttarakhand.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami offered condolences to the families of the deceased. He informed that rescue operations are underway.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also expressed grief over the helicopter crash incident near Kedarnath. He offered condolences to the kin of the deceased.

The helicopter was bound for Kedarnath and was carrying pilgrims, according to media reports. The cause of the crash is still unknown, and rescue operations are currently underway.