17 people killed when plane crashes into residential area in Pakistan

17 people killed when plane crashes into residential area in Pakistan

eTurboNews Syndication:

At least seventeen individuals were killed and 18 wounded whenever a Pakistani military aircraft crashed in Rawalpindi throughout a routine training flight and an enormous fire broke out at the crash site.

of Tuesday morning

The military plane crashed right into a residential area near Rabi Plaza in the first hours, killing both pilots and three crew members up to speed and sparking a conflagration that soon engulfed five houses, in accordance with local media. At the very least 17 folks have been reported killed and 18 more wounded. A military statement confirmed the dead include five soldiers.

Rescue sources worry that the death toll may rise further as several folks are thought to be trapped in the wreckage plus some of the wounded come in critical condition, though fire and rescue teams have brought the fire in order and sent the injured to a nearby hospital. Authorities have declared a crisis in every hospitals in Islamabad and Rawalpindi. The reason for the crash isn’t known yet; rescue officials report the plane “lost control with the tower suddenly.”

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“We’ve shifted all of the physical bodies and injured persons to hospitals,” emergency services official Farooq Butt said. “Almost all of the victims received burn children and injuries are on the list of dead.”

Army helicopters were later seen hovering on the crash site and troops and police cordoned off the region after rescue efforts were completed to be able to seek out crash debris along with other evidence.

Author: George Taylor

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