ISLAMABAD: A Pakistan Army helicopter on Friday crashed on a school in Gilgit-Baltistan territory which killed at least four people, including the ambassadors of the Philippines and Norway and the wives of Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors, said officials.
“Two pilots have been reportedly killed in the crash,” Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asim Bajwa said in a tweet.
According to the reports, the Polish and Dutch ambassadors were injured in the accident who were then airlifted to Military Hospital in Gilgit.
Earlier, Bajwa said in a series of tweets informed that six Pakistanis and 11 foreigners were on board the MI-17 helicopter.
The school caught fire after the chopper crashed on it. The cause of the crash is yet to be ascertained, said official.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was scheduled to visit Gilgit later today for the inauguration of the two projects and the army helicopter was monitoring the security situation ahead of his visit.
(With IANS Inputs)