Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Imran Khan: ‘We share the anguish’ over China airline accident

Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan shares Beijing’s pain after a China Eastern plane carrying 132 people crashed into a mountain in southern China.

After losing communication with air traffic control and plummeting thousands of metres in three minutes, the plane crashed.

The Boeing 737-800 aeroplane from Kunming to Guangzhou “lost aerial communication above Wuzhou” in Guangxi on Monday afternoon, the CAAC reported (CAAC).

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The plane had 123 passengers and 9 staff members on board.

“Deeply saddened by the awful loss of lives in the passenger jet crash in China,” he stated, as Chinese President Xi Jinping expressed shock and urged an immediate inquiry.

“We share our Chinese brothers and sisters’ sadness and sympathies with the dead families,” Imran Khan remarked.

China Eastern admitted there were fatalities, but did not specify how many or whether there were survivors.

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