4 soldiers embraced martyrdom in Skardu landslide incident

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

18th Oct, 2020. 06:30 pm
Skardu landslide - 4 soldiers martyred

Earlier today on 18 October at about 08:30 am, a landslide buried a minibus with 15 people into a ravine along the mountainous road in Skardu.

The Pakistan Army QRF teams along with ambulances and engineer rescue teams reached the location to help the victims.

According to the ISPR, 4 soldiers embraced shahadat, who were moving to their duty location but lost their lives in the Skardu landslide incident.

The 4 martyrs include:

Sepoy Sona Khan
Sepoy Asif
Sepoy Arshad
Sepoy Farooq

It should be mentioned here that the passenger bus was carrying 15 passengers when it was traveling from Rawalpindi to Skardu and fell into a ravine due to the landslide.

Landslides after heavy monsoon rain are common in Pakistan and are the cause of widespread damage in areas of mountainous terrain.

Rescue operations evacuated and shifted to the nearby hospital for medical treatment.

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