Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Major plane crash near Islamabad; 152 feared dead

A plane on Wednesday crashed into the Margalla Hills, about 30 kms away from Islamabad airport, behind the Pakistani capital Islamabad. All 152 passengers and crew on board the plane are feared dead. Smoke was seen rising through heavy clouds, police and rescue service officials said.

Bad weather is supposed to be the cause of the accident.

The plane was coming from Turkey to Islamabad via Karachi. The accident site is a difficult terrain where no direct road is made.

Emergency has been declared in all Islamabad hospitals.

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