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19 year old Afghan footballer dies after clinging to US military aircraft
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19 year old Afghan footballer dies after clinging to US military aircraft


Kabul: A 19-year-old Afghan footballer Zaki Anwari was among those who clung a US military aircraft which has been leaving Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul to Doha on Monday.

According to reports, his remains were found in the wheel well of the aircraft when it landed in Doha.

According to a report in, he was trapped in the landing gear of the US evacuation flight.

"Mr Anwari's remains were discovered in the wheel well of a US C-17 transport jet when it arrived in Qatar, after the plane had taken off from Kabul with despairing Afghans clinging to the fuselage on Monday," the report claimed.

"His football team the Khorosan lions reported that he had been among the teen's videoed clinging to the side of a US C-17 transport," it added.

According to a report in, Anwari was identified as one of those who had stormed the runway in a desperate bid to cling on to evacuating flights. The report said that he was a high school student and a member of the country's national junior football team.

Meanwhile, Reuters reports that Anwari died in a fall from a U.S. plane at Kabul airport on Monday, quoting Afghan news agency Ariana. The report says that Anwari fell from a USAF Boeing C-17 and that the death had been confirmed by Afghanistan's General Directorate for Sport.

On Monday, following the continued unrest at Kabul ever since the Taliban has seized control over the country, a horrifying visual from the Kabul airport had emerged showing two people falling off a giant plane in a desperate attempt to flee from the country.

As per Asvaka news agency, locals near Kabul airport has claimed that three young men who were holding themselves tightly on to the tires of an airplane fell on top of people's houses. One of the locals confirmed this and said that the fall of these people made a loud and terrifying noise.

There were desperate scenes at Kabul's airport on Monday as people tried to board the few flights available. "We are afraid to live in this city," a 25-year-old ex-soldier was quoted as saying by AFP as he stood among huge crowds on the tarmac.

Witnesses reported seeing the prone, bloodied bodies lying on the ground just outside the terminal building.

The airport resembled a chaotic bus station as hundreds of people jostled, pushed and shoved to get on to a waiting plane.

Another video showed hundreds of people running alongside an aircraft that is about to take off and a bunch of people sitting on the wings of the plane, trying to hold on to its body desperately.

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