Saudi Airlines flight with 296 passengers onboard catches fire while landing in Peshawar (VIDEO)

03:01 PM | 11 Jul, 2024
Saudi Airlines flight with 296 passengers onboard catches fire while landing in Peshawar (VIDEO)
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PESHAWAR – A plane of Saudi Airlines caught fire while landing at Bacha Khan International Airport in Peshawar on Thursday.

The plane carrying 276 passengers and 21 crew members was coming from Riyadh when the incident took place.

As the plane touched down the runway, a fire erupted in right-side landing gear of the plane, the traffic control officer instantly informed the pilot about it.

Fire and rescue services were called to the spot and they managed to douse the fire and evacuate the passengers from it safely.

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Earlier in the day, a Colombo-bound plane made an emergency landing at the Jinnah International Airport Karachi in the wee hours of Thursday after a passenger’s health deteriorated mid-air.

The flight had taken off from Dubai and was headed to Colombo when the health of a Sri Lankan woman passenger worsened after a heart attack.

The pilot of the flight sought permission for an emergency landing at the Karachi airport from the ATC; the request was approved following which the flight made an emergency landing at the Karachi airport.

Well-placed sources confirmed that the medical team found that the passenger was already dead.

 The deceased passenger was identified as 57-year-old Paloni who lost her life due to a heart attack. After completing the necessary formalities, the plane took off for Colombo.


US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 20 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 20, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.85 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.70.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.85 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.7 74.42
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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