A navy assertion recognized the deceased officer as regional commander Lt. Gen. Sarfraz Ali. It mentioned that, in accordance with an preliminary probe, the crash occurred on account of unhealthy climate.
The helicopter was a part of support efforts within the flood-affected Baluchistan, the place rains and flash floods since June have killed practically 150 individuals. The navy supplied no additional particulars.
Pakistan’s President Arif Ali, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif and different senior politicians supplied their condolences to the victims’ households.
Pakistan is at present utilizing helicopters and boats to evacuate flood victims from varied components of the nation, together with Baluchistan and Rajanpur, a district in japanese Punjab province.
Rains and flash floods have killed a minimum of 478 individuals throughout the nation since June. The deluges have additionally fully destroyed or broken practically 37,000 houses within the flood-hit areas, in accordance with a report launched by the Nationwide Catastrophe and Administration Authority.
Rescue staff backed by the navy have evacuated 1000’s of marooned individuals, together with girls and youngsters. Extra rains are anticipated this week in Pakistan, the place the monsoon season runs from July by September.