Tragic plane crash in Islamabad, 152 feared dead

Fire erupted in the Margalla hills near the plane crash site. An Army chopper can be seen taking part in relief operations. Photo by Sahib Ali

Monitoring Desk

Islamabad, July 28: 152 passengers on board an Air Blue flight are feared dead after it crashed in the Margalla Hills, near Islamabad.

According to media reports three people belonging to Hunza were in the plane. Names of the three people are, reportedly, Aesar Ali, Tasleem Bano and Piar Ali. Aesar and Talseem reportedly belong to Karimabad while Piar was a resident of Hussainabad Hunza.

The bodies are being evacuated. Reportedly the chances of finding survivors are low. Some of the bodies have been disfigured due to the collision impact while others were burnt in the fire that erupted afterwards.

NDMA, Rescue 1122, Civil Defense, Pakistan Army, Police workers and other volunteers are taking part in the search and rescue operations.

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  1. So tragic,so sad.We pray that all souls rest in peace.

    Regional Manager South of FOCUS–Mr. Rahim Rajput was also on flight.
    We all peoples of Gojal offer special prays for his soul and condolence to FOCUS and his family.

  2. May God rest their souls to eternal peace and give courage to the family. Special condolences to respected ustad iftikhar for the demise death of his lovely children.

  3. It is the most tragic accidents of the aviation history of Pakistan. May Allah bless those who lost life in this accident.

    The loss of 4 members of our community among the 152 passengers and crew of the ill fated aircraft has really shocked everybody. My deep condolences to the families, friends and colleagues of those unfortunate passengers of ED 202


  4. “To Allah we belong, and to Him is our return” (Surah Al Baqarah 2:156)
    i condole the untimely and sad demise of our brothers and sisiters from Gilgit Bultistan and other areas of pakistan who died in the tragic plane crash in Islamabad.
    May Allah Almighty rest thier souls in eternal peace and grant courage to their families to bear this tragic and irreplaceable loss. ameen. amir lahore

  5. I am deeply saddened at the loss of lives in the Islamabad air crash. May
    Allah grant Jannat-Ul-Firdous to the deceased and patience to the
    mourners. Ameen.

  6. 152 innocent lives perished in this tragic crash. We in Canada Join all our brothers & Sisters in offering our heartfeld condolenses to the Nation & Families for their untimely & irreparable loss. We also pray that the most merciful Allah Almighty
    rest the souls of all deseased eternal peace and grant solace & strength to the bereaved families.
    At the same time I ask the international aviation authority to investigate thoroughly
    the cause leading to this Crash. The past record of the Aircraft maintance & the captain’s training & re-training records be examined.
    Also, Islamabad being the Capital of Pakistan, an alternate landing facility be considered & constructed on account of growing aviation traffic. I contend that, had there been adequate landing space this tragedy could have been avoided.
    Pakistan may have lost professionals & future leaders to be on account of this accident.
    ADAM from Mississauga > Canada.

  7. I am deeply saddened when I heard about the tragic plane crash in Islamabad. I came to know that my great hostlemate Tasleem baji also lost her life in this plane crash. It is very very sad news and a huge loss for the family and community.
    All family and friends of Tasleem baji please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
    May Moula rest her soul in eternal peace and give strength to the family to bear huge loss (ameen). Miss you Tasleem baji 🙁 🙁

    Sajida Khan
    USA Florida

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