No, Pakistani cricketer Yasir Shah did not die in the plane crash in Karachi

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Claim: False claims are spreading around that Pakistani cricketer Yasir Shah was in the Pakistan Airlines flight- PK 833 that crashed in Model Colony near Jinnah international airport, Karachi on 22nd May, 2020.

Social media platforms are filled with these false reports of Shah’s death in the plane crash. According to media reports, 92 people have died due to the crash while two passengers have said to have survived the crash.

The viral post included a photo of a body of an unrecognized person who is not related to Shah claiming that that is Yasir Shah’s body.

FACEBOOK

The posts are going viral on Facebook with caption that says, “Pakistani Test Cricketer Yasir Shah Died in Plane Crash in Karachi..”

#Breaking News:Pakistani Test Cricketer Yasir Shah Died in Plane Crash in Karachi..According to BCC news Yasir shah was in the plane when this incident was happend!

Posted by Jk AAJ KAL on Friday, May 22, 2020

The post has been archived here.

Heart Breaking News:Pakistani Test Cricketer Yasir Shah Died in Plane Crush Karachi..According to BCC news Yasir shah…

Posted by Islamic News on Friday, May 22, 2020

The post has been archived here.

Unconfirmed News Breaking News#pakistani cricketer#Yasir shah#Died#Plane crashed#Karachi#Pakistan#2020.Pakistani Test cricketer Yasir shah Died in plane crash karachi pakistan .More Details awaited

Posted by KMR 24/7 on Friday, May 22, 2020

 

The post has been archived here.

TWITTER

False claims were also shared on Twitter.

 

 

TRUTH

Yasir Shah was not on board on the flight that crashed in Karachi and he is safe.

The list of the names of passengers on the flight PIA 8303 was released and Yasir Shah’s name wasn’t on the list.

According to Geo’s reports, the flight PK-8303 from Lahore to Karachi crash landed in a residential area outside Karachi’s Jinnah International Airport on Friday, 22nd May 2020 with 51 men, 31 women, 9 children and 7 flight crew were aboard on the aircraft.

BOOM reached out to Pakistan Cricket Board who said that the posts are false, Shah was never on the plane that crashed and that he is safe.

Hence, Yasir Shah’s death news was fake.

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Rujuta Thete

A food enthusiast who loves to explore new places and is also a budding journalist with a curious mind about everything under the sun.