Islamabad, Jul 28: Against the earlier hopes that as many as 45 people may have survived the dreadful plane crash here, Pakistan government officials have confirmed that all the 152 passengers of the Airblue plane died in the mishap.
Speaking to an international news agency, Imtiaz Elahi, the chairman of the Capital Development Authority confirmed that the earlier reports on survivors were wrong and that all aboard the ill-fated flight died.
Hanif Khattak, the director general of Pakistan"s Civil Defense also has confirmed that there are no survivors.
“Now we are pretty sure that there is not a single survivor," Khattak is quoted as saying.
Earlier, there were speculations that 45 people have survived the crashed while officials said that four to five bodies were airlifted out of the crash site.
Rescue workers at the accident site have also expressed pessimism when asked if there would be any survivors.
Giving a grim picture of the accident site, a rescue worker told the news agency, “I"m seeing only body parts. This is a very horrible scene. We have scanned almost all the area, but there is no chance of any more survivors."