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Pak Army MI-17 helicopter crashed in Gilgit, two pilot and foreigners died


GILGIT: Four foreigners and two pilots killed in recent MI-17 helicopter crash when Pak-Army helicopter crash-landed on a school in Naltar Valley in Gilgit Baltistan.


According to recent tweets of Director General Inter Service Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa, total eleven foreigners and six Pakistani passengers were on board. ISPR says the thirteen survivors face varying degrees of injuries. Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has directed local administration and scouts of Gilgit to take part in rescue efforts.

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According to recent tweet of DG ISPR, in foreigners fatalities Ambassador of Norway and Philippines and wives of Malaysian & Indonesian Ambassadors were included.

Two Pak-Army pilot, Major Major Al-Tamash and Major Faisal were also killed in the incident. Moreover, Polish and Dutch Ambassadors also Injured-in the incident.

Tweets by DG ISPR

President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain has expressed profound grief and sorrow over the tragic Naltar incident. President extended condolences and sympathies to the bereaved families. President said, “Govt. and people of Pakistan are deeply saddened over the tragic death of the affected families.”

Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has also expressed deep grief and sorrow over the tragic incident of helicopter crash in Naltar near Gilgit today. The PM was enroute  to Gilgit but cancelled his visit after the tragic incident. The PM has cancelled his visit to Gilgit after the incident.

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