9 dead in a military helicopter crash

PESHAWAR (Neo Web Desk) A military helicopter crashed in Srikot area of Mansehra district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, killing at least nine people Thursday evening.Mansehra District Police Officer Najeebur Rehman confirmed the incident, saying at least nine people onboard the copter had died. He said relief and rescue teams are on their way to the crash site.According to an ISPR official, the helicopter, which was carrying medical supplies, had taken off from Chaklala, Rawalpindi, and was on its way to Gilgit.Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Minister Mushtaq Ghani also confirmed that the crashed helicopter belonged to the army, adding that the site of the crash was a mountainous area, which could hamper rescue efforts.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the helicopter crash near Mansehra.The premier expressed his condolences over the loss of life in the incident, and commiserated with the families of the deceased on this tragic incident.Earlier today, a Pakistan Air Force helicopter, engaged in relief and rescue efforts, crashed in the Khot area of upper Chitral, injuring several people.According to sources, the helicopter was being used to conduct rescue and relief operations in the flood affected district of Chitral.

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