Pakistan military recovers 21 bodies from plane crash site -statement

by Reuters
Wednesday, 7 December 2016 14:21 GMT

ISLAMABAD, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Pakistan's army has recovered 21 bodies from the wreckage of a Pakistan International Airlines plane which crashed in a mountainous northern region on Wednesday, the military said.

"Rescue effort continues. 21 bodies recovered so far," the military's media wing, ISPR, said in a short statement.

Witnesses from the crash site in the Havelian area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, about 125 km (77 miles) north of Islamabad, said there were unlikely to be any survivors. (Reporting by Amjad Ali; writing by Drazen Jorgic; editing by Asad Hashim)

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