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Pakistan: At least 15 killed, 12 injured as plane crashes in Rawalpindi

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AFP Rawalpindi, Pakistan Jul 30, 2019, 06.16 AM (IST)

Fifteen people were killed when a small plane crashed into a residential area in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi near the capital Islamabad, a rescue official told AFP early Tuesday.

"A small plane crashed into a residential area. So far we have retrieved 15 dead bodies, including 10 civilians and five crew members," rescue spokesman Farooq Butt said, adding that a further 12 people had been injured.

The type of plane was not immediately clear.

More details are awaited.

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'A small plane crashed into a residential area. So far we have retrieved 15 dead bodies, including 10 civilians and five crew members,' rescue spokesman Farooq Butt said.