Islamabad - South Africa’s High Commissioner to Pakistan has survived a helicopter crash which killed seven people on Friday, including the ambassadors of Norway and the Philippines, and the wives of the Malaysian and Indonesian ambassadors.
South Africa’s Mpendulo Jele was named on the flight list, along with the ambassadors of Lebanon and Romania.
Pakistan military spokesman Asim Bajwa said the ambassadors of Poland and the Netherlands were among the injured.
The military helicopter was ferrying diplomats to inspect a tourism project when it crashed on Friday in the mountainous northern region of Gilgit. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was travelling on a separate aircraft.
He returned to Islamabad, his office said.