Pakistani President, PM shocked over air crash in capital

15:01, July 28, 2010      

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Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Wednesday expressed their shock and grief over the crash of an aircraft on the Margalla hills in the capital of Islamabad, due to bad weather.

The President and Prime Minister directed immediate rescue efforts and coordinated measures to reach the inaccessible site, official sources said.

The passenger plane crashed into Margalla Hills on Wednesday morning as four bodies have been recovered at the site so far, police sources said.

The private airlines flight traveling from Turkey to Islamabad via Karachi, the south port city of Pakistan, lost contact with the control tower of Islamabad airport, local TV channels reported.

More than 150 people were onboard, police source said.

Police and rescue teams have reached the crash site. They are facing difficulties due to fire after the crash and heavy fog.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:赵晨雁)

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