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Seven people killed in crowd near Kabul airport – UK MoD

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Seven people in the crowds near Kabul airport died amid the chaos of those fleeing the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence has said.

The MoD said in a statement on Sunday that “conditions on the ground remain extremely challenging but we are doing everything we can to manage the situation as safely and securely as possible”.

On Saturday, a Sky News correspondent watched as UK paratroopers began pulling people from the mayhem before medics checked vital signs of those left on the floor after a crush and then covered bodies in white sheets.

British soldiers have been inside the airport boundary attempting to help evacuate British people and Afghans with the right to come to the UK.

Thousands of people gathered outside the gates of the Hamid Karzai International Airport trying to escape from the country, fearful about what would happen following the Taliban’s lightning takeover of the country.

On Wednesday, 17 people were injured in a stampede at a gate to the airport and, on Monday, at least five people were killed during chaos on the ground and at least one fell from a US military plane after hundreds of desperate people flooded on to runways at the airport.

 Sky News

© Sky News 2021

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