INTERNATIONAL

Chopper missing in Pakistan



B. Muralidhar Reddy

ISLAMABAD: A Red Cross helicopter engaged in earthquake relief operations in Pakistan has gone missing with seven persons on board. ICRC spokesman James Reynolds said here on Sunday the helicopter operated by Turkmenistan Airlines was chartered by the ICRC. The helicopter, which had completed its work, left Peshawar on Friday. It was scheduled to return to its home base in Turkmenistan via Afghanistan. It made radio contact with Peshawar air control, reporting that it was about to leave Pakistan air space. "Since then, we have had no contact," he said.



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