PM Khan expresses grief over loss of lives in Rawalpindi plane crash

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Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Tuesday has expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the aircraft crash in Rawalpindi.

In a statement, the premier commiserated with the bereaved families and prayed for the recovery of those injured in the incident.

It is to be mentioned here that at least 18 people were killed while 16 others sustained severe wounds when an Army Aviation plane crashed into a residential area near Rabi Plaza in the jurisdiction of Rawat Police Station in the wee hours of Tuesday.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the plane was on it routine flight when it crashed near Rabi Plaza. Two pilots and three crew members of the plane were among the dead.

Corps Commander Rawalpindi Lieutenant General Bilal Akbar visited the site of the plane crash where he was briefed by Pakistan Army officers on the mishap.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army personnel who died in the plane crash included Lt Col Saqib and Wasim, Naib Subedar Afzal, Hawaldar Ibne Amin and Rahmat.