PK-661 crash: Remains of 12 more victims dispatched for burial

PIA staff resumed ticket sales after 11 days and scheduled flights are expected to resume to the area by next week


Mukhamuddin December 17, 2016

CHITRAL: An air force C-130 cargo aircraft brought 12 more coffins, which were later dispatched to remote towns for burial, Chitral district administration officials told The Express Tribune on Saturday.

As many as 20 passengers from Chitral had died when PIA flight PK-661 crashed on December 7. The crash victims from Chitral included seven of a family.

Eight bodies had arrived in Chitral a day earlier by road.

Funeral prayers were offered at the Polo Ground in Chitral and were attended by military personnel, officials of the district administration, political leaders and religious scholars.

Among the deceased was a woman named Shamshad Begum whose uncle had also died a decade ago when another PIA aircraft crashed near the Lowari Top area.

Meanwhile, PIA staff resumed ticket sales after 11 days and scheduled flights are expected to resume to the area by next week.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 18th, 2016.

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