6 Senior Pakistani Army Officials Die in Balochistan Chopper Crash

All six Pakistani army officials, including Lt General Sarfaraz Ali, the commander of 12 military corps, died after their chopper crashed into northern Balochistan on Monday night.

The Pakistani Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Tuesday that the wreckage of the Pakistan Army helicopter that went missing in Balochistan last night was found near Musa Goth in the Lasbela district.

“All six officers and soldiers were killed,” ISPR tweeted.

The chopper was conducting flood relief operations in Lasbela when it lost contact with air traffic control. As per the initial investigation, the incident occurred due to bad weather.

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in a tweet said that the “nation was deeply grieved by the martyrdom of Lt General Sarfraz Ali and five other officers of the Pakistan Army.”

Major General Babar Iftikhar, Director General Inter-Services Public Relations, said that the helicopter took off from Balochistan at 5:10 pm on Monday and was supposed to land in Karachi city at 6:05 pm, but it lost contact.

Heavy rains triggering flash floods have wreaked havoc in Balochistan recently, in which over 478 people were killed and hundreds more wounded.

© Fourth Estate® — All Rights Reserved.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.