Afghans desperate to flee Kabul fall from plane

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Thousands of people seeking to evacuate have thronged the airport since Taliban insurgents swept to power on Sunday (August 15).

Shocking eyewitness video sees civilians attempting to board a U.S. Air Force plane as it prepares to take off.

Further video shared shows the moment some of the successful boarders started falling from the sky.

On Thursday (August 19), Afghan news agency Ariana reported an Afghan national team footballer had died in a fall from a U.S. plane at Kabul airport on Monday (August 16).

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