Pakistan helicopter crash: Two envoys among six killed

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Islamabad, May 8: At least six people including Ambassadors of Philippines and Norway and wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors were killed in a helicopter crash in Pakistan on Friday.

Ambassador of Philippines Domingo D Lucenario Jr, Ambassador of Norway Leif Larsen were killed when a helicopter crashed in Naltar Valley in the Gilgit-Baltistan region on Friday, Dawn online reported.

Six killed in Pakistan chopper crash

Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major-General Asim Bajwa said in a tweet on Friday.

Two pilots and a crew member were also killed when the Pakistan Army helicopter crash-landed on a school in the area. The pilots were identified as Major Altamish and Major Faisal.

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The foreign diplomats were scheduled to attend the inauguration of a chairlift project for tourists in Gilgit.

One MI-17 out of three carrying visitors had crash landed in Naltar Valley. There were 11 foreigners and six Pakistani passengers on board.

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