A file photo.

PESHAWAR, 6 August: A Pakistan military helicopter, carrying medical staff to Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B), crashed near Mansehra today evening, leaving 12 Army men killed, according to security officials.

The incident occurred apparently due to bad weather in Rani Bat area in Koh-i-Bhaingra hill near Mansehra. Those who died were identified as Maj Humayon Tipu, Maj Muzzammil, Maj Dr Usman, Maj Dr Shehzad, Captain Atif, Lance Naik Maqbool, Lance Naik Amir Saeed, Sepoy Waqar, Havaldar Munir Abbas, Havaldar Asif, Sepoy Rehmatullah and nursing staff Amanullah.

So far 11 bodies could be retrieved from the wreckage while one is still missing.

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