Soldier martyred during landslide clearance operation in Chillas

In Local
April 06, 2024


A landslide in Gilgit-Baltistan’s Chillas martyred one and injured two soldiers of Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) on Thursday, the military’s media wing said in a statement.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) a landslide near Gonar Farm brought traffic on the Karakoram Highway to a standstill. FWO responded to the crisis, led by Naib Subedar Khalid and his team of two soldiers immediately reached the site and started the clearance operation.

Landslide which injured detachment of FWO soldiers near Gonar Farm, Chillas. PHOTO: ISPR

The landslide which injured detachment of FWO soldiers near Gonar Farm, Chillas. PHOTO: ISPR

During the process of clearance, another slide was triggered that critically injured the detachment.

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“Naib Subedar Khalid succumbed to critical injuries and embraced shahadat on 6 April (today). Whereas Sapper Waseem and Lance Naik Azmat are recovering from serious injuries,” the statement said.

“The nation is grateful for their service and dedication to assist people. Pakistan Army remains committed to serve the nation against all adversities.” the statement concluded.

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