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152 confirmed dead in plane crash in Islamabad

2010-07-28 12:10:29 GMT2010-07-28 20:10:29 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Pakistani women mourn their father after his death in a plane crash on the outskirts of Islamabad. A Pakistani airliner carrying up to 152 people crashed in a ball of flames Wednesday into densely wooded hills outside Islamabad amid heavy rain and poor visibility, killing everyone on board.(AFP Photo)

A Pakistani man mourn his relatives after his death in a plane crash on the outskirts of Islamabad.(AFP Photo)

Smoke rises from the site a jetliner crashed near Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, July 28, 2010. (Xinhua/Zeeshan iyazi)

A helicopter files over the site after a jetliner crashed near Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, July 28, 2010. (Xinhua/Zeeshan iyazi)

Police guard near the site a jetliner crashed near Islamabad, capital of Pakistan, July 28, 2010.(Xinhua/Zeeshan iyazi)

ISLAMABAD, July 28 (Xinhua) -- A total of 152 people were confirmed to have been killed in a plane crash that occurred Wednesday morning in the Margalla hills in the Pakistani capital Islamabad, reported local media.

Among the killed, there were six crew members including two pilots and 146 passengers, said the report, adding that all the people aboard the plane have been killed in the disaster, including at least 20 women and seven children as well as two Americans.

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