Russian Plane Fire: Pakistan Expressed Condolences Over Loss of Lives

Pakistan has expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives and injuries to several others during an emergency landing by a Russian airliner.

In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr. Muhammad Faisal said the people and the government of Pakistan convey their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and pray for the speedy recovery of the injured. He said we stand by the people of Russia in their hour of grief.

In Russia, at least forty-one people were killed when a plane, carrying 73 passengers and five crew members caught fire after an emergency landing at the airport in Moscow. Head of Russia’s ministry of health said, two children and a flight attendant were among the dead while, six patients are in hospital. The crew “did everything to save the passengers,” who were evacuated in 55 seconds, the airline said.

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