Bodies of Naltar chopper crash victims, which include the bodies of Philippine and Norwegian ambassadors, were transferred to Rawalpindi from Gilgit on Saturday via three MI-17 helicopters.
The bodies of the seven victims who died in the Naltar chopper tragedy were received at Noor Khan Airbase by a large number of mourners.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army Chief General Raheel Shareef were among the people who received the bodies at the airbase. Staff members from the embassies of Norway and the Philippines were also present at the airbase.
The crash occurred during an emergency landing in the scenic Naltar Valley of Gilgit-Baltistan.
The dead also include the wives of Malaysian and Indonesian envoys to Pakistan. Two pilots of the Pakistan Army and a crewmember were also among the dead. The foreign envoys were in Naltar Valley along with their families to inaugurate a tourism project.
The crash occurred as a result of technical glitch in the chopper’s engine, said authorities.
Nine foreigners were also injured in the incident, who were also transferred to Rawalpindi via a C1-30 aircraft on Saturday.