ISLAMABAD: Rescue workers have recovered the dead bodies of at least 45 people from the wreckage of an Airblue passenger plane which crashed in the Margalla Hills in Islamabad on Wednesday, an official said.
“So far, 45 to 50 bodies have been collected…we have not found any survivors,” Ramzan Sajid, a spokesman for Islamabad's Capital Development Authority (CDA) told Reuters.
For information regarding passengers who were on board the plane, people can contact the Crisis Management Cell at 051-9211223-4.
At least 157 people were on board the ABQ-202, a civil aviation official said.
Rescue workers arrived at the scene and managed to pull out four injured passengers from under the rubble. Meanwhile, the plane’s black box was also recovered, the Civil Aviation Authority said.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik said five injured people were recovered from the site and were rushed to a hospital for treatment.