Norway and Philippines ambassadors killed in Gilgit helicopter crash

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The ambassadors of Norway and Philippines and 6 others have been killed when a military helicopter crashed in Naltar space of Gilgit on Friday, in response to Inter-Companies Public Relations (ISPR).
Norwegian envoy Leif H Larsen, Philippines ambassador Domingo D Lucenario Jr, wives of Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors and two pilots have been killed within the incident whereas Polish ambassador Andrzej Ananiczolish and Dutch ambassador Marcel de Vink sustained accidents. The Mi-17 helicopter crashed on a college, which officers stated was closed on the time.
The delegation was on its technique to examine initiatives on a three-day journey to Gilgit-Baltistan the place they have been set to fulfill with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The premier “expressed deep grief and sorrow” and introduced a day of mourning, in response to his workplace. Additional, Chief of Military Employees Common Raheel Sharif has expressed his deepest regrets over the passing of Main Altamash and Main Faisal. He additionally condoled with the households of the victims within the crash. “It’s unhappy day for all of us and our coronary heart goes out to the bereaved households at this unhappy second,” he stated.
Polish ambassador Andrzej Ananiczolish and Dutch ambassador Marcel de Vink have been additionally injured, the military stated. The Dutch Ministry of International Affairs confirmed Vink’s harm.
The Indonesian overseas ministry in a press release confirmed the dying of the ambassador’s spouse, Heri Listyawati Burhan Muhammad, however stated that Ambassador Burhan Muhammad was protected although he had sustained accidents.

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