Young Afghan footballer died falling from US plane in bid to escape

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

20th Aug, 2021. 03:05 pm
Young Afghan footballer died falling from US plane in bid to escape

Afghan officials confirmed that Zaki Anwari, a young member of the national junior football team, had died after falling off the US plane en route from Kabul.

Afghanistan’s General Directorate of Physical Education and Sports said in a statement on its official Facebook account that Zaki Anwari was one of the hundreds of young people who wanted to leave the country.

The statement further said that Zaki Anwari, a young player of the Afghan national junior football team, lost his life after falling from an American plane departing from Kabul.

The department has also expressed its heartfelt condolences to the young footballer’s friends, family and colleagues over his death.

It may be recalled that on August 15, the Taliban took control of Kabul and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country with his companions.

With the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul, hundreds of Afghans fled the country to the Hamid Karzai International Airport.

An uncertain situation arose during the departure of a US C-17 from Kabul Airport on August 16, and hundreds of Afghans surrounded the plane.

Several Afghans hid in the exterior of the plane as they tried to leave the country.

Later, several viral videos on social media showed people falling as the plane took off. Three people were killed in the crash.

When the American plane began to take off on the runway, hundreds of people started fleeing along with it and many were hanging with it.

Human organs found from the wheels of American plane flying from Kabul

The U.S. Air Force says it is investigating human organs found on the side of the wheel of one of the 17-C planes flying from the Afghan capital, Kabul.

According to the details, pictures circulating on social media earlier this week showed Afghans eager to leave Kabul running towards the C-17 plane and clinging to it.

A video also surfaced showing two people falling from a military plane flying from Kabul.

The U.S. Air Force said in a statement that “a C-17 plane landed at Kabul airport on Monday and was surrounded by hundreds of Afghans.” The C-17 crew decided to leave the airfield as soon as possible due to the rapidly deteriorating security situation in the area.

The statement added that the Air Force’s Special Investigative Office was reviewing information regarding the plane and the “loss of life”.

 

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