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Plane crashes in Pakistan capital

Post by Nimmi on 28th July 2010, 6:01 pm



A plane with more than 150 people on board has crashed in hills north of the Pakistani capital, Islamabad.
Officials said 20 bodies had been recovered and there have been conflicting reports about survivors.
Police said it was an Airblue flight from Karachi to Islamabad.
The plane came down in the Margalla Hills near the capital, and Pakistani TV showed images of smouldering wreckage on a foggy hillside, with helicopters overhead.

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Aleem Maqbool BBC News, Islamabad




Thick plumes of smoke can be seen rising from the Margalla Hills that overlook the Pakistani capital.
Weather conditions in recent days have meant many flights have been cancelled, though this one was allowed to fly from Karachi, on what is a very popular route.
The skies here are heavily overcast, and at the time of the crash there was also a heavy monsoon rain and thick fog.

A huge rescue effort has been launched, and the army said it was sending special troops to help.
The plane, reported to be an Airbus A321 with 146 passengers and six crew on board, is thought to have left Karachi at 0750 (0350 GMT).
Officials said the plane, believed to be flight 202, lost contact with the control tower minutes before landing.
Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik said at least five survivors had been taken to hospital, but local officials later said those reports were wrong.
An Express 24/7 television journalist at the scene of the crash said he had seen 15 bodies.
"They are badly mutilated and burnt," Sabur Ali Sayed said, "and there are two women among the dead."
He added: "A good number of rescue workers have reached the site. Other people have reached here on their own. The plane is totally destroyed, the pieces and parts scattered over a large distance. Some parts of the plane are still burning. Some bushes have been burnt."
Local TV footage showed twisted metal wreckage hanging from trees and scattered across the ground.
Officials said rescuers searching for survivors were digging through the rubble with their bare hands. The crash site, on a steep hill, has no roads.
A large number of relatives are outside the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Islamabad's largest government-run hospital, says the BBC's Ahmed Raza.
Many of the relatives are crying, our correspondent says, and rush towards ambulances as they arrive. So far they have been waiting for over two hours, but no dead or injured have been brought to the hospital.
Airblue spokesman Raheel Ahmed told reporters that the crash was "an extremely tragic incident".
"Our first priority is to find the survivors," he said, adding that an investigation was being launched.

The BBC's Haroon Rashid in Islamabad saw the plane flying low over the capital.
"I was surprised to see the plane, because the area where I live is called a no-fly zone as it is close to some of Islamabad's most important official buildings, including President House and parliament," he said.
Other witnesses saw the plane flying towards the hills, and shortly after that heard a loud explosion and smoke billowing into the air.
Anjum Rahman, a journalist with Express 24/7 television in Islamabad, said she saw the plane flying over the rooftops of houses where she lives.
"I wondered why the plane wasn't flying higher as it was flying towards the hill. Then within three or four minutes I heard a loud explosion," she told the channel.
Saqlain Altaf told Pakistan's ARY news channel that he was on a family outing in the hills when he saw the plane, looking unsteady in the air.
"The plane had lost balance, and then we saw it going down," he said, adding that he heard the crash.
Mohammed Usman, an official at the Benazir Bhutto International Airport, said dozens of relatives of passengers gathered there were crying and desperate to get information about their loved ones.
Initial reports said the flight originated in Turkey, but this has not been confirmed. Later reports suggested it was a commuter flight.










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ANNA LILLAH HE WANA ALAHI RAJEON

ye muje kuch pics mili he jo mein ne yaha di he
buhat dukh howa is bhare mein sun kar
or sunne mein aya he ke abhi tak koi zinda nahi milia
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Post by midnite angel on 29th July 2010, 6:48 pm

inna lillahi wa inna ilaihi rajioon
10 log bache hain aur ek bacha bhi
Thnx for sharing this news bardha dukh hua Allah unke sab milne waloon ko sabr de Ameen !!!!!!
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Post by Nimmi on 31st July 2010, 2:50 pm

Allah in ky ghar walon ko sabar ata farmaye....
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Post by Afra on 31st July 2010, 5:37 pm

Allah SWT sab ki magfirat karen....
Or unky Gharwalon ko sabr ata farmaye....

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Post by Nimmi on 31st July 2010, 5:40 pm

Aameen.. sum ameen.......
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dekh kar ajeeb saa lagta haie.......
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