At least nine people were feared killed on Thursday evening when a Pakistani military helicopter crashed in Srikot area of Mansehra district, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, according to the Dawn.

Mansehra district police officer Mujeebur Rehman told the Dawn that at least nine people on board the helicopter were killed. The rescue team was still on its way to the crash site.

The Tribune reported that the Pakistani army's MI-17 "air ambulance" helicopter was carrying a medical team when it crashed into the mountainous area of Mansehra.

The military helicopter had taken off from Chaklala, Rawalpindi and was on its way to Gilgit to assist the flood victims.

Earlier on Thursday, another Pakistan Air Force helicopter engaged in rescue and relief work in the flood affected districts of Chitral, had crashed in Khot. Several people were injured in the incident.