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ISLAMABAD, April 20 (Itar-Tass) —— There were no Russians aboard a Boeing 737 jetliner which crashed near Islamabad on Friday, the Russian embassy in Pakistan told Itar-Tass with the reference to initial information.
The jetliner en route from Karachi to Islamabad had 118 passengers and nine crewmembers aboard. It was hit by a thunderstorm and crashed several kilometers away from the capital city. Eyewitnesses said they saw an engine catching fire shortly before the plane hit the ground.