Afghanistan: Five people die during desperate attempts to climb airplanes at Kabul airport and flee the Taliban (Photos)


Afghanistan: Five people die during desperate attempts to climb airplanes at Kabul airport and flee the Taliban (Photos)



Five people have reportedly died during desperate attempts to climb airplanes at Kabul airport and flee the Taliban

 

Afghanistan: Five people die during desperate attempts to climb airplanes at Kabul airport and flee the Taliban (Photos)


There was pandemonium on the civilian side of the airport, where hundreds crowded around non-military planes as the Taliban rapidly captured the capital.

 

Afghanistan: Five people die during desperate attempts to climb airplanes at Kabul airport and flee the Taliban (Photos)


Pictures on social media show people rushing onto an elevated gateway to reach planes, resulting in casualties on the tarmac resulting in five deaths.

 

Afghanistan: Five people die during desperate attempts to climb airplanes at Kabul airport and flee the Taliban (Photos)

The British and UK Government have admitted it could take weeks to get everyone out, while locals made increasingly desperate attempts to flee the Islamist militants.


The chaos at the airport comes after the Taliban took over Afghanistan on Sunday and the president Ashraf Ghani fled Afghanistan on Sunday, while US military helicopters have been whisking diplomats to the airport, where many are holed up in scenes compared to the evacuation of Saigon during the Vietnam War.

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