Chopper crash in Pakistan kills 6, including 2 ambassadors (UPDATE)

Other News Materials 8 May 2015 14:36 (UTC +04:00)

Details added (first version posted on 13:13)

The crash of a military helicopter in Pakistan's northeastern region of Gilgit-Baltistan on May 8 killed the ambassadors of Norway and the Philippines, as well as the spouses of the ambassadors of Malaysia and Indonesia in the country.

TASS said the Pakistani television channels reported that given the earlier received information about the death of two local pilots in the crash, the total number of its victims has risen to six people.

According to the available information, the ambassadors of Poland and Romania, who also were in the helicopter, were seriously injured.

There were six Pakistanis and 11 foreign nationals on board the helicopter, at the time of the crash.

The helicopter made a hard landing on a school building in the Naltar Valley, resulting in the ignition of the aviation kerosene.

One of the witnesses of the incident told TASS that the school also caught fire.

The witness said there were children in the school. However, earlier it was reported that the school was closed.

Edited by CN