COAS attends funeral prayer of soldiers martyred in Babusar Pass accident

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RAWALPINDI: The funeral prayer of Pakistan Army soldiers, who were martyred in Chilas road accident, has been offered at Chaklala Garrison on Monday.
In a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, senior serving and retired officers, soldiers and relatives of deceased attended the funeral prayer.
It is pertinent here to mention that on Sunday, at least 27 people including 10 army soldiers died in a road accident in northwestern Pakistan. The accident happened in the Babusar Top area, bordering Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province with Gilgit-Baltistan.
The bus carrying 37 passengers was enroute to Rawalpindi from Skardu when the mishap took place.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), ten army soldiers were also among those killed in the accident.
The security personnel and teams arrived at the spot and launched rescue activities while the injured were immediately admitted to the Chilas hospital.
The ISPR said the bodies and injured had been airlifted to the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Gilgit.