No survivors found in plane crash in Islamabad, Pakistan

22:04, July 28, 2010      

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Smoke rises from the site a jetliner crashed near Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, July 28, 2010. An Airblue jetliner 152 people including six crew members onboard crashed near Pakistan's capital Islamabad Wednesday morning. (Xinhua/Zeeshan iyazi) No survivors have been found in the plane crash that occurred in the Margalla Hills in the Pakistani capital Islamabad Wednesday morning, said sources on the crash site, adding that the rescue workers are still collecting the dead bodies that have been blown apart on the crash site.

So far 48 bodies have been recovered at the crash site, said the sources, adding that plastic bags are badly needed for collecting the parts of the bodies blown apart on the crash site.

At about 10:00 am (local time) this morning, an airbus 320 with the flight number ED-202 carrying 147 people including six crew members crashed in the Margalla Hills lying to the northeast part of Islamabad minutes before it was supposed to land at the capital 's airport.

The people killed in the plane crash included six members of a family, seven children and a newly married couple who planned to come to Islamabad for honeymoon, said sources.

Earlier reports say that there were 152 or 159 people aboard the plane, but 12 out of them, who planned to travel on this flight, did not turn up.

Source: Xinhua


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