Young soccer player dies after falling from a plane in Afghanistan

Zaki Anwari, a young soccer player who played in the lower categories of the national team Afghanistan, suffered a fatal fall after trying to travel by holding onto a US plane taking off from Kabul, reported this Thursday the General Directorate of Physical Education and Sports of the country.

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“Anwari, like thousands of young Afghans, wanted to leave the country, but fell from a US plane and has died,” the agency explained in a statement posted on Facebook.

Thousands of Afghans flocked to the airport this week to emigrate after the Taliban offensive that resulted in the seizure of power after the president fled Ashraf Ghani.

In a heartbreaking video filmed Monday from the runway, hundreds of people are seen running alongside a US plane. US Air Force preparing to take off, with several people trying to hold on to the device. Other footage appears to show two people suffering a fatal fall from a C-17 plane after takeoff.

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Human remains were later found on the landing gear, the US military confirmed, adding that it is investigating possible deaths linked to the C-17 takeoff.

The president of United States, Joe Biden, He is criticized at home and internationally for the way in which his country’s troops withdrew from Afghanistan, and above all because his administration was apparently unprepared for the rapid assault on power by the Taliban.

Memories of the brutal regime imposed by the latter in the 1990s, during which music and television were banned, there were stoning and women were confined to their homes, sowed panic among the population.


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