According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), six military servicemen were martyred when the Pakistan Army helicopter that had been missing since the previous night in Balochistan crashed.
At about 5:30 p.m., the military helicopter vanished while traveling from Quetta to Karachi. In the helicopter, staff members managed the flood relief operations in the southwest of the nation.
Pakistan has seen severe monsoon rains above average, devastating flooding, and widespread destruction this year, especially in Balochistan. Hundreds of people have already died as a result.
The wreckage of unfortunate hel which was on flood relief ops found in Musa Goth, Windar, Lasbela. All 6 offrs & sldrs incl Lt Gen Sarfraz Ali embraced shahadat. اِنّا لِلَّٰهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) August 2, 2022
Accident occurred due to bad weather as per initial investigations . DTF pic.twitter.com/dnyano2vqC
The army has continued to help with relief and rescue operations there.
According to a statement from the ISPR, the unfortunate helicopter’s wreckage was discovered in Musa Goth, Windar, and Lasbela. According to the initial inquiry, the accident happened because of “poor weather,” as per the statement.
The military’s media wing claimed that all six commanders and troops, including Corps Commander Quetta Lieutenant General Sarfraz Ali, accepted martyrdom.
Nearly 500 people have died in Pakistan as a result of the monsoon floods, which started in mid-June, with at least 149 of the fatalities occurring in Balochistan alone.