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Pakistani military plane crashes in Rawalpindi; 17 killed

Reuters RAWALPINDI, PAKISTAN Jul 30, 2019, 10.50 AM (IST)

Seventeen people were killed when a small military plane crashed into a residential area in the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi early Tuesday, officials told AFP, in the latest disaster to hit the country’s troubled aviation sector. The plane crashed into a poor village near an upscale neighbourhood in the garrison city that is home to the army's headquarters, creating a fireball that lit up the night sky and terrified residents.