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5 dead after chartered plane crashes in Mumbai

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MUMBAI — At least five people, including four on board, have died after a chartered plane crashed in a crowded neighbourhood in Mumbai’s Ghatkopar area.

The plane was about to land at the airport when it crashed near Jagruti building in Ghatkopar, where construction work was going on.

The crash took place in Jagruti building near Ghatkopar’s Sarvodaya Hospital at around 1.30 pm, police said. Immediately after the crash, the plane burst into flames.

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All the four persons onboard – pilot Captian Pradeep Rajput, co-pilot Captian Maria, an engineer Surbhi and a technician – have died. A passerby on the ground also died in the incident.

According to Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), two pilots, two aircraft maintenance engineers and one other person lost their lives in the crash.

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Jamal Khashoggi murder tapes were ‘shared’ with multiple countries : Turkey

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ISTANBUL — Turkey has shared recordings related to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to Germany, France and Britain, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, seeking to maintain international pressure on Riyadh over the killing of Khashoggi.

Erdogan,in the first public acknowledgement of the existence of tapes of the slaying, has said that officials from Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain have listened to audio recordings related to the killing of journalist Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.

President Erdogan also told reporters that Saudi Arabia had to act fairly and disclose those responsible for the killing of The Washington Post journalist to rid itself of ‘suspicion’.

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“We gave them the tapes. We gave them to Saudi Arabia, to America, to the Germans, the French, to the British, to all of them,” Mr Erdogan said.

Khashoggi, a critic of de facto Saudi ruler Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed in Saudi Arabia’s Istanbul consulate last month in a hit which Erdogan says was ordered at the “highest levels” of the Saudi government.

His killing provoked global outrage but little concrete action by world powers against Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter and a supporter of Washington’s plans to contain Iranian influence across the Middle East.

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