Pajhwok Services

Photo Service

SMS News Service

Pajhwok combines its expertise and experience in news reporting with a telecom firm and thus reach a wider audience in an 
effective way.

To subscribe: 
English News Update : Send 83 to 824
Dari News Update : Send 84 to 824
Pashto News Update : Send 85 to 824

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Bodies being sent home from Istanbul

Bodies being sent home from Istanbul

Nov 06, 2014 - 14:56

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The Afghan Consulate in Istanbul on Thursday said preparations were being made to send to Afghanistaninfo-icon the bodies of migrants who drowned as a result of a boat that capsized in Turkey this week.

Istanbul-based Consul General Malik Quraishi told Pajhwok Afghan News President Ashraf Ghani and Minister of Foreign Affairs Zarar Ahmad Osmani had instructed  to dispatch the corpses as soon as possible at the expense of the government.

Two of the dead bodies have been handed over to their families and sent to Afghanistan on a Turkish Airline flight. Some of the victims’ relatives have contacted the consulate and “we are working to know the fate of the missing people and identify the bodies...”

Only six people were rescued alive, with 23 bodies recovered and 13 still missing. On receiving the information, the consulate met two of the rescued individuals who were in stable condition, Quraishi said.

On Tuesday, the mission representatives met 4 other rescued people who were in stable condition. Two of them lost all their family members in the boat sinking.




Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment


Twitter Update