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Australia: Six killed as seaplane crashes into Sydney river

05:08 PM | 31 Dec, 2017
Australia: Six killed as seaplane crashes into Sydney river
SYDNEY - A seaplane crashed into a river in Sydney on Sunday afternoon, killing all six people on board.

The plane was carrying five passengers and a pilot when it crashed into the Hawkesbury River. Police divers recovered the bodies of all six victims a few hours later, New South Wales police said.

All six bodies have been recovered from the crash site at Jerusalem Bay, near the town of Cowan, north of Sydney, police said. Police divers were at the scene Sunday night.



Officials have not released the identities of the victims. Unconfirmed reports said the casualties included an 11-year-old boy, the pilot and four British nationals.

The cause of the crash was not immediately clear. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau has launched an investigation into the cause of the crash and police said a report would be prepared for the Coroner.

The aircraft belonged to Sydney Seaplanes, which has been offering passengers the chance to see some of Sydney’s most popular sights for 80 years, according to the company’s website.

The accident came just hours before Sydney Harbour lit up in a spectacular fireworks display to welcome in the New Year.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan Today - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 17 April 2024

Pakistani currency saw minor adjustment against global currencies on April 17, 2024. US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.4 for selling.

Euro comes down to 293.15 for buying and 296.1 for selling while British Pound stands at 344.25 for buying, and 347.6 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 - 17 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.4
Euro EUR 293.15 296.1
UK Pound Sterling GBP 344.25 347.6
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 181 182.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 201 203
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 902.26 911.26
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.24 58.84
New Zealand Dollar NZD 164.75 166.75
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.37 77.07
Singapore Dollar SGD 204.5 206.5
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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