Pakistani footballer Shahlyla Baloch passes away in Karachi car accident

According to initial reports, Baloch was in the passenger seat when the incident occurred

Our Correspondent/news Desk October 13, 2016
According to initial reports, Baloch was in the passenger seat when the incident occurred. PHOTO: FACEBOOK

KARACHI: Pakistan striker Shahlyla Ahmadzai Baloch passed away in a car accident late on Wednesday night in Karachi.

Baloch was sitting in the passenger seat when the accident occurred in Karachi's DHA Phase VIII area, her family confirmed to The Express Tribune. 

"It is true that she passed away," a family member said.

The family member further added that "she was travelling in the passenger seat, and the car slid."

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Baloch, 20, was one of the finest strikers for Pakistan women's football team. She represented the country at the South Asian Football Federation Women Football Championship 2014  in Islamabad, which was the last international event that Pakistan women's team competed in.

Earlier, Baloch became the first Pakistani woman to score a hat-trick abroad during her stint in Maldives. She also made the score sheet in Pakistan’s 4-1 victory over Bhutan in 2014 SAFF Women’s Championship.

The 20-year-old played for the Balochistan United FC as a forward in the domestic circuit.

"She represented Pakistan and was a role model for many girls. Today Shahlyla Baloch died in a car accident. What a shocking news," FootballPakistan.Com (FPDC) wrote on their Facebook page.

"All our condolences to her family," it added.

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Many took to Twitter after the sad demise of the footballer.


Humair | 7 years ago | Reply So sad
meekal Baloch | 7 years ago | Reply soo sad to hear this news shahlyla Baloch was great player of pakistan.
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