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At least 4 Turkish soldiers killed in Istanbul helicopter crash (VIDEO)

02:20 PM | 26 Nov, 2018
At least 4 Turkish soldiers killed in Istanbul helicopter crash (VIDEO)
ISTANBUL – At least four soldiers have died and one injured after a Turkish military helicopter crashed in Istanbul’s residential area on Monday.

The incident took place at Istanbul’s suburban Sancaktepe district when a Bell UH-1 helicopter took off on a routine training flight from the military air base and crashed onto a street after colliding with the roof of a building, according to reports in local media.

Several roads leading to the crash site have already been cordoned off by authorities as emergency services responded quickly to the situation.

Istanbul Governor Ali Yerlikaya confirmed the soldiers' death, blaming a technical fault for the crash.

The deceased soldiers include two officers and two non-commissioned officers.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan offered his condolences for the deceased soldiers and wished the injured a speedy recovery.

An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the crash.

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PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76


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