Two Pakistan Navy officers and one soldier were martyred on Monday in a helicopter crash in Balochistan’s Gwadar, a spokesperson for the navy said.

In a statement, the spokesperson said that the helicopter crashed during a training flight in Gwadar.

“The helicopter crashed during the flight due to a possible technical fault,” the spokesperson said. “As a result of the accident, two officers and one jawan of the Pakistan Navy lost their lives,” the spokesperson added.

The spokesperson added that an investigation had been launched into the incident.

Interim Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar expressed grief over the loss of lives in the helicopter crash, state-run PTV News reported, adding that he prayed for the bereaved.



Separately, President Arif Alvi also mourned the loss of precious lives in the helicopter crash.



In a post on X (formerly Twitter), Alvi prayed for the departed souls and hailed the services of martyred naval officers to the nation.

Meanwhile, in a statement posted on the PPP’s account of X, former president Asif Ali Zardari also expressed sorrow over the incident and extended condolences to the families of the martyrs.



Additionally, interim Interior Minister Sarfraz Bugti also paid tributes to the “brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives in the line of duty” and prayed for the departed souls and their families.

Former prime minister and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif expressed regret over the incident and prayed for the martyrs and their families.



National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf also expressed grief over the deaths and offered his condolences to the families of the martyrs.

“The sacrifices made by the armed forces for the sake of the country and nation will always be remembered,” he said.



Additional input from APP.

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