Two People have reportedly fallen from a flying plane, as desperate Afghans try to flee the capital, Kabul.
Recall that Taliban fighters on Sunday, invaded the outskirts of Kabul, demanding transfer of power.
Unfortunately during the invasion on Sunday, the fighters entered the presidential palace, causing the Afghanistan president, Ashraf Gani to flee the country.
After the invasion, thousands of Afghans have reportedly headed for the airport in the hope of catching a flight out of the country.
However, Afghanistan’s civil aviation authority announced a temporary cancellation of all flights from the capital city of Kabul on Monday, noting that the massive rushing of passengers to the airport in the chaotic situation could lead to looting and other disorderly situation.
This announcement have left thousands of people stranded and many crowded on the tarmac.
According to Reuters, hundreds of people tried to forcibly board evacuation flights meant for embassy staff, and in the process led to the death of about five people in the chaos at Kabul airport on Monday, 16 August, 2021.
Two people were also reported to have fallen from the sky after trying to escape the country by climbing on a plane.
According to Reuters, witnesses said it was not immediately clear how the victims died.
A US official reportedly said troops had fired into the air to stop people from trying to force their way onto a military flight that was set to take US diplomats and embassy staff out of the fallen city.
One witness, waiting for a flight out of the city for more than 20 hours, said it was unclear if the five had been shot or killed in a stampede.