web-fbISLAMABAD: The Pakistan International Airlines has announced a compensation amount of Rs 0.5 million for relatives of the ill-fated PK-661 flight passengers, who died after the plane crashed on Wednesday.

“On the directions of Chairman and CEO PIA an amount of Rs 500,000 cash is being given to the next of kin of all the 47 persons who lost their lives in the tragic ATR crash, to meet funeral expenses,” read the press release of the airline.

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The Islamabad bound flight PK-661 took off at 3:30 pm from Chitral and went missing near Abbottabad before the pilots lost control over the aircraft and contact with control tower around 4:22 pm . A thick cloud of smoke was also seen billowing from the area where the aircraft came down.