UNVERIFIED VIDEO: Afghans reportedly plunge to their deaths after trying to cling to US military plane taking off from Kabul
Several people have allegedly been killed after attempting to hold on to a US military plane ferrying evacuees out of Afghanistan’s capital, as chaotic scenes at the city’s airport have led to reports of casualties.
Horrifying footage posted to social media purportedly shows at least two people falling to their deaths as a US military aircraft takes off from Kabul International Airport. In the video, at least two objects can be seen plunging to the ground as the jet gains altitude.
The Tehran Times claimed that two people were killed after they tried to “hold on” to the plane during takeoff.
Social media posts, citing local media, claimed that three men had attempted to attach themselves to the aircraft. At least one of the bodies was recovered in a residential area near the airport.
Locals near #Kabul airport claim that three young men who were holding themselves tightly on to the tires of a plane fell on top of people’s houses. One of the locals said that the fall of these people made a terrifying noise. pic.twitter.com/wTWRkRCTSG
— NewsBlog (@newsblogmedia) August 16, 2021
Around the same time that the shocking footage emerged, a separate video was posted which appeared to show several men clinging to the side of an aircraft that was preparing to leave the airport.
People seen holding on to a plane as it prepares to take off from Kabul Airport, where at least 3 people fell to their death pic.twitter.com/poJHpN1cDC
— BNO News (@BNONews) August 16, 2021
The apparent deaths occurred shortly after at least three people were reportedly shot and killed near the airport’s passenger terminal, as hundreds of Afghans rushed onto the tarmac in hopes of catching a flight out of the country. US forces tasked with guarding the airport are said to have fired warning shots in the air to disperse the crowds.
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Source:RT World News