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Petrol tanker explodes in front of Bauchi Poly; two injured.

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A tanker load of petrol has exploded in front of Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi.

Two people sustained severe injuries and are said to be receiving treatment at the emergency centre of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital, Bauchi.

An eyewitness, Bashir Yakubu, said the incident happened around 9 pm on Wednesday.

According to one account, the tanker was heading to Mararaba Liman Katagum along Dass road from Bauchi to offload its content when it hit a speed bump and lost control.

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“I think it happened as a result of brake failure,” Yakubu said. “The tanker fell and split out its content but the driver escaped unhurt.

“The explosion did not happen immediately; it was some minutes later after the spilled content started a fire that the explosion happened.”

A petrol-laden tanker exploded in front of a Bauchi polytechnic on August 26, 2020. (Noble Reporters Media / Fred)

A spokesman for the Fire Service in Bauchi, Abubakar Bala, said his men moved to the scene as soon as they were informed about the incident.

He added that they succeeded in putting the fire under control and the destruction of lives and property was mitigated.


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Tears as Lagos petrol tanker accident kills woman. [Photos]

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A yet-to-be-identified woman has been killed in a tanker accident in the Mile 2 area of Lagos State, south-west Nigeria.

The incident which occurred at about 3am on Friday involved a tanker loaded with 55,000 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol.

The Director-General of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed the incident in a statement hours after it occurred.

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He explained that the tanker rammed into a pothole directly in front of the Nigerian Army Signal Barracks in the area and fell sideways, resulting in its contents spilling out onto the road.

Oke-Osanyintolu said after a team of emergency officials arrived in the area, it was discovered that the driver of the tanker and his assistant immediately fled the scene.

He added that further investigation revealed that a female adult, who was seated beside the tanker drivers, was trapped in the impact and lost her life.

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According to the LASEMA boss, the remains of the victim were pinned to the dashboard from the impact of the tanker head.

“The agency’s heavy-duty equipment (crane) is en route to the scene in order to recover the tanker together with its contents,” the statement said as of the time of this report.

Oke-Osanyintolu, however, stated that transloading of the contents has been placed on hold until the ownership of the tanker and product was determined.

He said firefighters of the agency and officials of the Lagos State Fire Service and the Nigerian Army were on standby to arrest any potential secondary incident.


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KEDCO negligence: Three-year-old dies from electric shock in Jigawa

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A three-year-old child has died from an electric shock in Jigawa State.

The victim’s death is said to have been linked to alleged negligence of the Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO).

Confirming the incident to Media TV (known to Noble Reporters Media) on Wednesday, the Commissioner of Police, Sule Gomna, said two KEDCO officials from the technical department have been invited over the incident.

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“They are being interrogated over the alleged official negligence which resulted to the death of the minor,” the police boss said.

The CP who said the case is now between the state and the distribution company gave the assurance that justice must be served even if the parents of the child decide not to press charges.

Reacting to the incident, the father of the victim, Yahaya Dutse, accused the electricity distribution company of negligence.

According to him, the incident occurred after he personally complained to the distribution company of the naked electric cable that fell on the street.

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Yahaya, a resident of Bokkwato, in Dutse metropolis in the state capital, said his son accidentally walked on the cable which fell down as a result of the downpour.

“We’ve complaints to the KEDCO officials that the electric wire risks the lives of children and other residents, however, no action was taken until when the unfortunate incident happened on Sunday,” the father told police investigators.

All efforts to reach the KEDCO office proved abortive as Media TV (known to Noble Reporters Media) was denied access to the compound.

The KEDCO is responsible for the distribution of electricity in Jigawa, Kano and Katsina states.


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Lagos Boat capsize: 10 dribble death

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No fewer than 10 passengers escaped death on Tuesday’s evening when their boat capsized on Lagos Waterways, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) has said.

Alhaji Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA Acting Coordinator in Lagos State, who made this known in a statement, said, “10 passengers were rescued live when their boat capsized.

According to him, the boat took off from Lagos Island going to Ikorodu before it capsized.

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Farinloye said that with the special support by operators and volunteers, they pulled resources together, and rescued the passengers.

Also confirming the incident, Mr Oluwadamilola Emmanuel, General Manager, Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), said that the authority was still compiling information about the accident and the cause.

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Emmanuel said the boat left Lagos Island, which experienced a lot of water activities.

The general manager, however, told Media (known to Noble Reporters Media) that he would make a further pronouncement on the accident later.

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NRM learnt that LASWA had on June 18, celebrated zero record of boat mishap in the last six months in the state waterways.

On June 23, a local boat with four adult males on a boating expedition capsized due to water turbulence; three of the passengers were rescued while one was missing.

Also, on July 3, a-20 capacity passenger boat with the name “Lalek Marine” said to have left Ebute Ero Jetty around 8.00 p.m. after the approved sailing time of 6.00p.m, did not arrive at its Ikorodu Terminal.

Twenty-one people were on board of the ill-fated boat, in which 14 were rescued, while seven died.


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AIB reveal cause of Osinbajo’s helicopter accident

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The Accident Investigation Bureau has released the final report of the February 2, 2019 helicopter accident involving the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo in Kogi and three other accidents.

In its preliminary report, the AIB had said the crew lost visual contact with the ground at about 50 feet owing to dust generated when landing on a sandy area.

But in the new report made available on Tuesday, the AIB said the incident was as result of human error.

A helicopter conveying Vice President Yemi Osinbajo crash-landed in Kogi State on February 2, 2019.

The Agusta Westland helicopter conveying the Vice President and 11 others crashed in the Kabba area of Kogi State during the 2019 presidential election campaign.

The chopper managed by Caverton Helicopter had managed to land at the township stadium before its propeller suddenly pulled off to the surprise of supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) who had gathered to welcome the Vice President.


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Vietnam bus accident: 13 lose to death

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A high school reunion trip in Vietnam took a fatal turn on Sunday when a bus carrying the alumni crashed and flipped over at a bend on the highway, killing more than a dozen passengers.

The nearly 40 passengers on the bus were classmates from Dong Hoi High School who were travelling to visit the area in central Quang Binh province for the 30th anniversary of their graduation.

But the driver lost control on a sharp turn on the highway, said state media.

At least 13 people were killed, and many more injured.

“People on the coach said that when the coach was travelling down the slope, there were signs the brakes were broken,” Noble Reporters Media

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Images shared on news websites showed a bus on its side in a gutter by the asphalt road, with bystanders looking on as rescuers tended to the injured.

Travelling on Vietnam’s roads can be a hazardous affair, and World Health Organization says traffic accident injuries are the leading cause of death for those aged 15-29.

So far, the country has recorded more than 3,200 deaths in the first six months of this year.


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‘Car swims in Ogun river’ – 4 casualties

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Four persons have been killed with two others injured when a car plunged into a river in Ogun State.

Confirming the incident to Channels Television, officials of the State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement said the accident occurred at the Ososa Bridge along the Ijebu Ode-Benin expressway.

According to the state traffic outfit, the vehicle was coming from Ijebu-Ode inbound Sagamu when the passengers lost their lives.

Noble Reporters Media learnt that driver of the car was on top speed when it suddenly lost control and plunged into the river.

A map of Ogun, a state in south-west Nigeria.

The Public Relations Officer of the agency, Babatunde Akinbiyi said that the accident was caused by over speeding.

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“In all, six occupants were in the vehicle including the driver, a female and five males which is against the COVID 19-guidelines and protocols,” he said.

He however said those injured in the accident have been taken to the Ijebu Ode General Hospital for medical attention, adding that the corpses of the victims have been deposited in the morgue.

While commiserating with the families of the deceased, Akinbiyi asked drivers to exercise caution and avoid excessive speed, especially during the rainy season.


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Controversial Lagos Clergyman, Omashola in ghastly car accident

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Renowned Nigeria pastor, Chris Omashola was involved in a ghastly motor accident on Saturday in Warri Delta State.

Omashola, who is the founder of Zionwealth Church, Lekki, Lagos was said to have been involved in the accident around 3.00pm.

He was said to be driving alone in Toyota Camry when the accident occurred.

Omashola was reportedly rushed to Skyphon Medical Centre, Refinery Road, Warri.

The extent of the injuries sustained has not been ascertained.


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Arotile’s death: Driver who killed flying officer had no license – New Report

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The driver who knocked down Flying Officer, Tolulope Arotile, is a civilian who had no valid driving credentials, military sources have informed Media (known to Noble Reporters Media).

According to the sources, the driver was also Arotile’s secondary school classmate.

The Nigerian Air Force announced the demise of Arotile, who was Nigeria’s first female combat helicopter pilot, on Wednesday.

She died, on Tuesday, as a result of head injuries sustained from a road traffic accident at the NAF Base Kaduna.

According to sources, who preferred to remain anonymous, the civilian driver, accompanied by his friends, visited his relations at the Airforce base located in Mando area of Kaduna metropolis on that fateful day and decided to drop off the late Airforce Pilot whom he spotted on the road inside the base.

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However, in the process of reversing the car, he knocked down the deceased, who died after sustaining head injuries, the sources claimed.

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Both the driver and the other occupants of the car were said to have been taken into the custody of the Air police for questioning, where it was discovered that the driver of the car has no valid driver’s license.

Tributes for Arotile have poured in from all her quarters since the announcement of her death early Wednesday.

The NAF has said she will be buried in full military honours.


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[Nigeria] Ondo accident claim 6 lives

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At least six persons were on Saturday killed in a road accident that occurred between Ore and Ondo town in Ondo State.

The accident involved a commercial Volkswagen Jetta car with Reg No REE 446 KP and an articulated truck moving some heavy items.

Several witnesses told SaharaReporters that the driver of the truck, who was speeding, caused the accident.

The truck driver was said to have lost control of the wheel before ramming into the Volkswagen car on the opposite side of the road, killing the six persons on the spot.

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“It was a terrible accident, we had to use axe to cut the car to gain access before we could bring out some of the victims,” one witness said.

Ahmed Hassan, Ondo Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, who confirmed the incident, said the surviving victims were taken to the hospital.

He cautioned drivers to always check their vehicles and avoid speeding while on the road.


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Accident at Iran’s inactive nuclear site – no deaths

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Iran’s nuclear body said an accident had taken place on Thursday at a construction site in a nuclear complex without causing casualties, state news agency IRNA reported.

“An accident occurred on Thursday morning and damaged a warehouse under construction in open space at the Natanz site” in central Iran, said Behrouz Kamalvandi, spokesman for the country’s Atomic Energy Organisation.

Kamalvandi was further quoted as saying that the complex is currently inactive and there is no risk of radioactive pollution.

The accident did not result in casualties, he added, noting that the cause was under investigation.

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He did not give any details on the nature of the reported accident.

Tehran announced in May last year that it was suspending certain commitments under a multilateral nuclear deal unilaterally abandoned by the United States in 2018.

A handout picture provided by the Iranian presidency on January 22, 2020 shows President Hassan Rouhani chairing a cabinet meeting in Tehran. HO / Iranian Presidency / AFP
The 2015 accord promised Iran sanctions relief in exchange for limiting its nuclear programme.

US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the deal was followed by Washington reimposing biting unilateral sanctions.

The Natanz facility is one of Iran’s main uranium enrichment plants.


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Just in: 6 die in Anambra tanker accident

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The Anambra State Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr Andrew Kumapayi, on Tuesday confirmed the death of six people as a container fell on vehicles along Awka-Onitsha expressway.

Kumapayi, who confirmed the incident to the Media in Awka, said the brakes of a trailer carrying a 20ft container failed, and the driver lost control of the vehicle, which fell on six others.

The commander said the accident occurred at about 10.46 a.m. at TRACAS bus stop.

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“The fatal multiple road traffic crash involved a Mack Trailer with registration number UMA259XB, a Toyota Previa with registration number ENU849XE, another Toyota Precis with registration number ENU575ZU and a Toyota Sienna with registration number JJT434ZF.

“Two tricycles with registration numbers AAH705UW and AGU482QE and another without registration number were also involved in the crash.

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“A total of 10 people ( eight male adults and two female adults) were involved in the crash. The victims were rushed to Toronto Hospital, Onitsha by the FRSC rescue team from Upper Iweka Outpost.

“Out of the 10 people involved, six, (five male and one female) were confirmed dead at the hospital, while four males were critically injured, but responding to treatment.

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“The corpses were deposited at the morgue in the same hospital, ” the sector commander said.

Kumapayi said the obstruction created by the crash was cleared by Julius Berger Construction Company and the vehicles towed to Central Police Station, Onitsha.

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While consoling the families of the victims, he warned motorists, especially articulated vehicle operators, against plying the highway with faulty vehicles.

” They should ensure that their vehicles are checked and serviced regularly, with particular interest on the brake systems to avoid unnecessary road mishaps and death, ” he said.


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Davido sustain severe leg injury – spotted with crutches. [Photos]


Popular singer, Davido who has been tending his leg injury, was snapped outside a clinic in Lagos yesterday. He has been temporarily confined to crutches after he sustained a leg injury.

His lawyer, Bobo F. Ajudua shared these photos of him as he stepped out in crutches.

He wrote;

“How some people chose to enter June. Nawa. At some point yesterday we were literally thanking God there are no shows right now 😅. Get well soon bro @davidoofficial 🙏🏾🙏🏾”

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Meanwhile, Davido has finally completed the finishing touches of his new crib and moved in. The singer who has been basking in the euphoria of purchasing an expensive home in the plush area of Banana Island Lagos, took to his Social media page to share lovely images of his new home.

In one of the videos, Davido lauded the effort of his interior decorator who did a great job in putting the place in order in such -The settee in David’s new home is expensive enough to build an average home.

– Davido spotted walking with crutches

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Four dead, 6 injured in three turn accident in Ogun.


The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun says four persons died while six others sustained injuries in three separate accidents in the state on Friday.

Clement Oladele, Sector Commander of FRSC in the state, gave the details in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Ota, Ogun.

Oladele explained that the first crash occurred at about 10.30 a.m. due to tyre burst and excessive speeding at Abeokuta-Sagamu route, near Showo.

It involved two vehicles: a Mazda bus marked AKM 125 AA and a KIA bus, marked KRD 34 CW.

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He said that five persons were involved, with three sustaining varying degrees of injuries, but no fatality.

“The three injured persons were rescued and taken to an undisclosed hospital for intensive treatment,’’ he said.

The commander said that the second crash happened at about 1.30 p.m. around Arepo Bus-Stop, on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

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The lone accident involved a motorbike marked AYE 428 UL carrying three persons was caused by dangerous riding.

While one person died, two others sustained injuries.

“The corpse of the victim has been deposited at Idera hospital morgue while the survivors are receiving medical attention at ROA Hospital, Arepo in Ogun.’’

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Oladele said that the third crash, which involved a Toyota Camry car, marked KTU 421 CA and a Bajaj motorcycle marked GGE 723 QF.

The accident, according to Oladele, happened at about 7.49 p.m. due to route violation and driving against traffic around the long bridge on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The commander said that car drove against traffic and rammed into the motorcycle that led to the death of three male adults while one person sustained injuries.

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“The corpses of the victims have been deposited at Idera Hospital morgue while the survivor is also receiving treatment at the same hospital,’’ he said.

Oladele advised motorists to drive cautiously and desist from driving against traffic to avoid unnecessary loss of lives


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PIA plane crash: Victims’ DNA reports to be out in 21 days – Pechuho


Sindh Health Minister Azra Pechuho has said that 19 victims of the Karachi PIA plane crash have been identified while DNA reports of the rest will take 21 days to arrive.

She was holding a press conference with Information and Local Government Minister Nasir Hussain Shah and provincial government spokesman Murtaza Wahab.

The Health Minister said a total of 97 people were killed in the crash while two survived, of which one is admitted in Dar-ul-Sehat and the other was being treated at the Civil Hospital.

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She said that after the incident, 66 bodies were taken to Jinnah and 31 to Civil Hospital including 68 men, 26 women and 3 children. So far, 19 bodies have been identified and handed over to their families.

Pechuho said that so far DNA samples of 97 bodies have been taken and 47 relatives have also submitted samples of their DNA. The final DNA reports will take 21 days, she added.

Replying to a question, the provincial health minister said that the governor misstated about DNA as we have set up a high quality laboratory in Sindh and all DNA tests will be conducted in the lab of Karachi University.

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On this occasion, Murtaza Wahab said that six residents of the neighbourhood were injured because of the plane crash while 16 were displaced who have now been moved to a local hotel. Moreover, 19 houses, 10 vehicles and three motorcycles were also affected because of the plane crash.

The Sindh government spokesman added that the fire brigade, the mayor of Karachi, Chhipa, Edhi, civil and military agencies worked together in rescue efforts. He appealed to the public to celebrate Eid with simplicity in view of the current situation.

In response to a question, Murtaza Wahab said that the moral and legal responsibility for the accident lies with the PIA and it should compensate those affected for the losses.

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Health Minister Azra Pechuho has said that 19 victims of the Karachi PIA plane crash have been identified while DNA reports of the rest will take 21 days to arrive. She was holding a press conference with Information and Local Government Minister Nasir Hussain Shah and provincial government spokesman Murtaza Wahab. The Health Minister said a total of 97 people were killed in the crash while two survived, of which one is admitted in Dar-ul-Sehat and the other was being treated at the Civil Hospital. She said that after the incident, 66 bodies were taken to Jinnah and 31 to Civil Hospital including 68 men, 26 women and 3 children. So far, 19 bodies have been identified and handed over to their families. Pechuho said that so far DNA samples of 97 bodies have been taken and 47 relatives have also submitted samples of their DNA. The final DNA reports will take 21 days, she added. Replying to a question, the provincial health minister said that the governor misstated about DNA as we have set up a high quality laboratory in Sindh and all DNA tests will be conducted in the lab of Karachi University. On this occasion, Murtaza Wahab said that six residents of the neighbourhood were injured because of the plane crash while 16 were displaced who have now been moved to a local hotel. Moreover, 19 houses, 10 vehicles and three motorcycles were also affected because of the plane crash. The Sindh government spokesman added that the fire brigade, the mayor of Karachi, Chhipa, Edhi, civil and military agencies worked together in rescue efforts. He appealed to the public to celebrate Eid with simplicity in view of the current situation. In response to a question, Murtaza Wahab said that the moral and legal responsibility for the accident lies with the PIA and it should compensate those affected for the losses.


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Arshad Malik, PIA CEO clears Air on crash.


The PIA plane, which crashed in Karachi on Friday afternoon, was “technically sound”, PIA CEO Arshad Malik told a press conference in Karachi on Friday evening.

Malik said that 2-3 days were required to complete the operation and then the Aviation Ministry would launch an inquiry into the crash.

He said he wanted the inquiry report to be completed as soon as possible but could not give a timeframe for that. He said that PIA would not interfere in the inquiry.

The PIA chief said 99 people, including passengers and air crew, were onboard the ill-fated plane and “we have reports of 19 dead in Civil Hospital and 22 in other hospitals” as of now.

He said the pilot established a final landing approach and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) control room gave him a green signal to go ahead.

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“The pilot then did a go-around. He said he is preparing for a second approach. “Now what was the reason for the go-around? Please do not speculate,” Malik said, adding that facts could be ascertained through flight recorder and the black box.

“Nothing can be said until the black box is found,” he said. After the go-around, the PIA official said, the pilot gave a call, saying he “will establish for second approach”.

“Something happened there and there can only be ambiguities until we receive the voice and data recorders.

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I say this with responsibility that when it is received, we’ll know whether there was a technical fault, some other issue, some outside activity, bird hit, etc.

“When the plane lowered down, the ATC asked the pilot if there was an issue and the pilot said, ‘Yes, I am facing a problem,’ after which the communication was cut off.”

“The plane crash-landed in a street: it caused damage but thankfully no building collapsed,” he said. He spoke about the victims and the response to the incident.

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He said that families of the victims were welcome to come and stay at airport hotels in Karachi that have been vacated. All affected persons are going to be accommodated at airport hotels and other government facilities.

He said the Safety Investigation Board “is a government body that will oversee the investigation” and it was “independent of PIA and will operate under its own SOPs”.

Malik said the monitoring of the aircraft’s technical soundness was done by the industry, which has a database through which “they keep a close eye on the aircraft’s health”.

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“I do not wish to give any further information [on the survivors] and I do not want to give anyone false hopes.

Our emergency response centre is working round-the-clock to ascertain the facts,” he said. “I will provide more information as soon as we have it,” he promised.


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