Bollywood actors mourn loss of lives in Pakistan plane crash

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New Delhi - Many celebrities took to social media to express grief over the tragic incident.

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Published: Sat 23 May 2020, 11:16 AM

Last updated: Sat 23 May 2020, 1:36 PM

Bollywood celebrities expressed their condolences following the tragic crash of the Pakistan International Airlines' passenger aircraft. The PIA flight had 99 passengers and eight crew members onboard during the time of the incident.
Many celebrities took to social media to express grief over the tragic incident and extended condolences to the families of victims.
"Deeply saddened to hear about the plane crash in Karachi. My heartfelt condolences to all the families who have lost loved ones and sending my prayers for the speedy rescue & recovery of the ones who are injured," Anil Kapoor tweeted.

Anupam Kher wrote, "Deeply saddened to know about the tragic PIA Plane Crash. It is so so sad. My heartfelt condolences and prayers for the families who lost their loved ones. May God give them the strength to deal with this tragic loss. Prayers for the injured."

Tennis star Sania Mirza also took to Twitter and wrote, "May Allah have mercy and give strength to the loved ones of the deceased amount of condolences can be enough .. Heartbreaking and so so tragic.
Expressing grief over two recent tragedies- Cyclone Amphan and Pakistani jet crash, lyricist Javed Akhtar and wife Shabana Azmi extended condolences to the families of victims.
"Deeply sad and concerned about the calamity that West Bengal and Odisha have to face in these already terrible days of the corona," Akhtar wrote on Twitter.
In another post, the renowned lyricist extended condolences to the "families of all those who lost their lives" in Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash in Karachi on Friday.
"Some times one feels that calamities also come in a cluster. Very sad," he added.
Cyclone Amphan made landfall in coastal regions of Odisha and West Bengal on May 20, killing more than 100 and leaving thousands affected.
Two days later, a PIA jet crashed into a residential colony in Pakistan's Karachi, leaving more than 90 people dead.
Both tragedies struck at a time when the world is grappling with coronavirus crisis.
"#AmphanSuperCyclone #PakistanPlaneCrash how many more disasters are going to come our way in the midst of #COVID 19? Condolences to families who have lost their loved ones. Pray that rehabilitation efforts are put in place immediately," Shabana Azmi wrote on the microblogging site.

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