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127 killed as jet crashes in thunder storm

A Pakistani passenger jet with 127 people on board crashed into wheat fields as it was trying to land in a thunder storm at an airport near the capital Islamabad.

Sobbing relatives of those on the flight flocked to the airport yesterday. Officials said there appeared to be no survivors.

Emergency workers used flashlights to search among the smouldering wreckage of the fuselage, smashed seats and body parts for any sign of life at the site, just a few kilometres from Benazir Bhutto International Airport.