Junaid Jamshed among 41 killed in a plane crash

Late Junaid Jamshed

MANAMA: Junaid Jamshed, a renowned Pakistani social worker, and a religious scholar is among 41 passengers killed in a plane crash enroute Islamabad from Chitral in PIA flight on Wednesday afternoon.

A plane carrying 41 people crashed on the slope of a mountain in Northern Pakistan on Wednesday, with witnesses on the crash site saying there were unlikely to be any survivors.

The military said 21 bodies had been recovered and rescue efforts continued.

Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) confirmed in a statement that the plane lost contact with the control tower enroute to the capital, Islamabad, from the Northern region of Chitral.

The airline said the plane crashed at 1642 local time (1142 GMT) in the Havelian area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, about 125 km (77 miles) North of Islamabad.

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