Helicopter crash


PUTRAJAYA: The Foreign Ministry has confirmed the identity of the Malaysian who died in the Pakistani military MI-17 helicopter crash in the Naltar Valley, Pakistan earlier today. The ministry said Malaysian High Commissioner to Pakistan Datuk Dr Hasrul Sani Mujtabar’s wife Datin Habibah Mahmud had perished in the incident, which also claimed the lives of ambassadors from Norway, Netherlands, and Philippines, among others. However, the ministry said Hasrul had survived the incident and was currently being treated in Gilgit Hospital. “The Helicopter was carrying foreign diplomats and spouses on an official programme organized by the Government of Pakistan,” the ministry said in a statement this evening.