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Pak plane crash: Relatives want answers

Distraught relatives of the ill-fated Pakistani airliner demanded answers from authorities as even 18 hours after the crash, many were yet to trace their loved ones.

world Updated: Apr 21, 2012 23:44 IST

Distraught relatives of the ill-fated Pakistani airliner demanded answers from authorities as even 18 hours after the crash, many were yet to trace their loved ones.

Weeping relatives of the crash victims were doing the rounds from the wheat fields near the the Benazir Bhutto International Airport where the bodies remained scattered to the capital’s main hospital where coffins lined hallways.

The relatives task was compounded as body parts and severed limbs of victims were scattered over a 1km radius, eyewitnesses said as heavy rain hampered salvage operations.

Even after 18 hours, the air around the crash site remained heavy with the smell of jet fuel and charred human flesh.

“There were terrible scenes when we moved into the houses to recover bodies…I can’t explain in words what I saw,” a rescue official said.