7 Afghans die in chaos near Kabul airport, says UK Defence Ministry
London : Britain on Sunday said that seven Afghanistan residents have lost their lives in chaos near Kabul airport as they supported the United States' month end deadline to safely evacuate the people.
The United States and its allies have been struggling to evacuate the foreign national and Afghans who are trying to flee the country as Taliban took over the nation.
"Our sincere thoughts are with the families of the seven Afghan civilians who have sadly died in crowds in Kabul," a defence ministry spokesman said without giving the circumstances.
Britain's Sky News had on Saturday aired footage of at least three dead bodies covered in white tarpaulins outside the airport.
Sky reporter Stuart Ramsay, who was at the airport, said that people at the front of one part of the crowd were being "crushed", while others were "dehydrated and terrified".
The defence ministry spokesman said: "Conditions on the ground remain extremely challenging but we are doing everything we can to manage the situation as safely and securely as possible."
In a separate statement, UK said that they have safely evacuated around 4,000 people from Afghanistan since August 13.