Sun. Mar 7th, 2021

Kohistan accident: 21 bodies shifted to Gilgit, funeral prayer tomorrow

Choppers carrying the bodies landed at Konodas today

Choppers carrying the bodies landed at Konodas today
Choppers carrying the bodies landed at Sonikot today

Our Correspondent – Updated 

Gilgit: A Gilgit bound coaster, bearing number PWO 737, carrying around 25 security officials and some civilians has fallen in a ravine in the Sumar Nala area of Kohistan district, Khyber-Pakhtunkhawa province, killing at least 21 people on the spot. Five injured soldiers and  the bodies of 21 martyrs were shifted to Gilgit today in Army helicopters.

Lt Col Ikram uh Haq (Shaheed)
Lt Col Ikram ul Haq (Shaheed)

Collective funeral prayer of the armymen will be offered tomorrow morning at the helipad and the bodies will afterwards be dispatched to the soldiers’ native villages for burial.

According to details, 12 of the martyrs belong to different parts of Ghizer district, while 3 each belong to Gilgit and Hunza-Nagar district. The three remaining martyrs belong to Skardu, Ghangche and Diamer district, respectively.

According to military sources the soldiers belonged to the NLI Regiment of Pakistan Army and they were returning to their basis after vacations. ISPR has released names of the deceased, shared here for public information.

1. Lt. Col Ikramul Haq

2. Naib Subedar Sher Dad

3. Havaldar Rauf

4. Havaldar Jameel

5. Havaldar Abu Tali

6. Naik Khush Wali

7. Lance Naik Ghulam Rasool

8. Sep Inayat

9. Sep Rahim Shah

10. Sep Sher Wali

11. Sep Ijaz

12. Sep Sardar

13. Sep Nadir Aman

14. Sep Shakir

15. Sep Muhammad Ali

16. Sikandar (Cook)

17. Sep Muhammad Khan

18. Sep Rehmat Hakim

19. Sep Sadir

20. Sep Saeed Alam

21. Sep Israr Alam

22. Sep Ali Baig

23. Sep Basharat

24. Sep Gul Wali

25. Sep Akhtar

Two drivers, one identified as Aman, have also passed away as a result of the accident.

 

28 thoughts on “Kohistan accident: 21 bodies shifted to Gilgit, funeral prayer tomorrow

  1. Tragic, indeed, very sad news. May their soul rest in peace, and give strength and courage to deceased family to bear it. Amen

  2. This is a big loss for whole nation,may Allah keep the departed soles in janatul firdous and give courge and sabre jameel to all family members.

  3. very shocking news… May ALLAH rest their in eternal peace and give strength to their belonging to bear this…:(…. Ameen
    My mamo Lt Col Ikram ul Haq was also victim of this accident…
    its really hurts. He was one of the great personality of Hunza.

  4. So sad, May Almighty Allah rest their souls in the eternal peace and may give their families the strength & courage to bear this great loss. Amen

  5. itsso sad to hear the tragic accident .. may Allah Bless their souls with the eternal peace and may they be bless with janna.. ameen

  6. sad news, may Allah rest souls in eternal peace & give strength & courage to their families.

  7. very sad to hear the tragic accident. We are living in place which is Heaven on the Earth, but at the same time local people faces many troubles while travelling on the KKH (one of insecure route) due to Terrorist mindset and also Improper transportation facilitation. There is no standard SOP/quality services by the local Transporters leading to great losses of our talents. The service providers don’t pay attention to minimize such kind of mishaps (majority of accidents were due to negligence of Drivers and or overloading).
    the earlier reason was due to extra work load by their owners with very limited salary.
    May Allah Bless all and let our Leaders to think about this serious issue……
    Ameen

    1. A very tragic and shocking news for all Gbians. May Allah rest all the departed souls of our beloved country defenders in eternal peace and give courage to all bereaved families to bear this great loss.This tragic accident also recalled the Giyari sector accident as well. Our great soldiers and officers are always in front line to defend our country and maintaining peace and tranquillity in the home land. All nations have proud of our force who are abdicate above all prejudices that has worsen the society.It is expected with Sr. Officers of Pak force to ensure safety travel of our these defenders through pre cautionary measures like ensuring vehicle fitness, not allowing to travel together on long routes, special instructions for drivers to avoid high speed driving or arranging official or recommended transportation etc. Any how this accident will be recorded a unforgettable moment in GB history.

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