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.
Plane falls, captured in perfect timing,— ارم احمد خان (@IramAKhanPK) July 29, 2019
How? Exact time? With a video opened? And a blast took place after crash. I’m not getting this whole thing.
Looks like it was filmed for news.
May Allah bless all souls who died & bless injured with speedy recovery. Ameen
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)