Afghan Footballer Dies in Fall From Plane at Kabul: Afghan News Agency

By Reuters
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August 19, 2021 Updated: August 19, 2021

An Afghan national team footballer died in a fall from a U.S. plane at Kabul airport on Monday, the Afghan news agency Ariana said on Thursday.

Crowds of people seeking to flee Afghanistan have thronged the airport since Taliban terrorists swept to power on Sunday, many seen trying to board a moving plane.

News agency Ariana said Zaki Anwari fell from a USAF Boeing C-17 and that the death had been confirmed by the General Directorate for Sport.

By Charlotte Greenfield

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