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Pakistan: 45 bodies recovered from plane crash

Jul 28, 2010 5:48:00 AM - thestate.com
A government official says at least 45 bodies have been recovered from the site of the plane crash in the hills surrounding Pakistan's capital.

Ramzan Sajid, the spokesman for the Capital Development Authority, has told The Associated Press rescuers continue to search the wreckage for additional bodies. The Capital Development Authority has a group that responds to emergency situations.

The cause of Wednesday's Airblue crash was not immediately clear. It attempted to land in rainy and cloudy conditions.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

ISLAMABAD (AP) - A passenger jet carrying 152 people crashed into the hills surrounding Pakistan's capital amid rain and caught fire Wednesday, officials said. At least 25 people were killed and five survived with injuries, but many more were feared dead in the smoking wreck.

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