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15 killed as Pakistani Army plane crashes into residential area in Rawalpindi

Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 30 July 2019, 08:19 AM
15 killed as Pakistani Army plane crashes into residential area in Rawalpindi
15 killed as Pakistani Army plane crashes into residential area in Rawalpindi

Fifteen people were killed when a small Pakistan Army plane crashed into a residential area in Rawalpindi near the capital Islamabad, a rescue official told AFP early Tuesday. "A small plane crashed into a residential area. So far, we have retrieved 15 dead bodies, including 10 civilians and five crew members," rescue spokesman Farooq Butt said, adding that a further 12 people had been injured. The smouldering, blackened wreckage of the plane, its tail fin bearing army markings, could be seen alongside two small buildings as rescue workers and military personnel cordoned off the area.

 

According to Radio Pakistan, the injured have been shifted to Holy Family and other nearby hospitals. Rescuers have been rushed to the site. A clip showing the horrific crash has surfaced online. Several Pakistani Twitter users were sharing a video snippet that showed the crash. News Nation cannot independently verify the authenticity of the video clip.

(With agency inputs)

First Published: Tuesday, July 30, 2019 07:26 AM
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