Pakistan military plane crashes in Rawalpindi, 19 dead

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Rawalpindi: At least 19 people were reportedly killed as a Pakistani military aircraft on a training flight crashed in a built-up area in the garrison city of Rawalpindi early on Tuesday.

Those killed included all five crew members and 12 civilians, an army statement said.

Meanwhile, 12 other civilians were left injured in the crash, which set off a fire.

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The cause of the crash is still unknown or the type of aircraft involved.

Military and civilian rescue teams were at the scene and extinguished the fire and took the injured to hospital, the statement from the army’s communications wing said.

(With agencies input)

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