7 dead after helicopter crashes in Kashmir on way back from Hindu shrine

A crowd gathered at the scene of the deadly helicopter crash in Katra, Kashmir, on Monday.

Srinagar, India (CNN)A helicopter crashed in Indian-administered Kashmir on Monday, killing all seven people on board.

The chopper was returning to the city of Jammu from the prominent shrine of Vaishno Devi, a Hindu deity, said Dr. Pawan Kotwal, divisional commissioner of Jammu.
There were no survivors in the crash, which happened near Katra, a Hindu pilgrim town, Kotwal told CNN.
    Six pilgrims and a female pilot were aboard the helicopter when it went down, according to authorities.
    The Vaishno Devi shrine in the outer Himalayas is visited by millions of pilgrims every year, according to its official website.
    The shrine is situated in Reasi district, roughly 115 kilometers (70 miles) south of Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian-administered Kashmir.