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Afghan footballer dies after falling from a plane at Kabul airport.

Afghan footballer dies after falling from a plane at Kabul airport.

Zaki Anwari, 19, was killed when he fell from a US plane while attempting to flee Kabul. As a 16-year-old, the teenager was called up to the national youth squad. Since his passing, people have been paying respect to the young footballer on social media.

Key Highlights

  • Zaki Anwari, 19, was killed when he fell from a US plane while attempting to flee Kabul.
  • As a 16-year-old, the teenager was called up to the national youth squad.
  • On Monday, a disturbing video surfaced on the internet showing at least three Afghans falling off the C-17 Globemaster just after it took off from Kabul airport.

A footballer from Afghanistan has died after jumping from a plane at Kabul Airport: Zaki Anwari, a former Afghan national youth team footballer, died on Thursday after jumping from a US plane while attempting to flee Kabul, according to France 24.

According to a Facebook page dedicated to the Afghan national football team, the 19-year-old footballer died on Monday after falling from a US military plane. According to France 24, the General Directorate of Physical Education and Sports in Afghanistan confirmed the report. As a 16-year-old, the teenager was called up to the national youth squad. Since the news of his death, people have been paying respect to the young footballer on social media.

On Monday, a disturbing video surfaced on the internet showing at least three Afghans falling off the C-17 Globemaster just after it took off from Kabul airport, clinging to the plane’s underbelly in an attempt to flee the country. Officials in the United States are conducting due diligence to better understand how the events happened.

In the footage, it appears like desperate Afghans were clinging to the C-17’s undercarriage or the transport plane’s landing gear when they were flung out by the massive G-force exerted during take-off.

On Monday and Tuesday, at least ten people were killed and several others were injured at Kabul airport as thousands attempted to board aircraft in an attempt to flee the country soon after the Taliban conquered Kabul.

Thousands of people hurried to the airport to evacuate the nation after the terror group captured Kabul on Sunday. Officials suspect that passengers were misled about the airport’s flight availability.

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