Afghans fall into the void while trying to hold on to planes leaving Kabul airport: shocking images in Afghanistan
Steph Deschamps / August 16, 2021
Hundreds of Afghans are willing to put their lives on the line to leave their country, in the hands of the Taliban.
The evacuation of diplomats, foreigners and Afghan personnel who have worked for them is being organized as a matter of urgency under very difficult conditions in Kabul, which has fallen into the hands of the Taliban.
Afghan and foreign citizens wanting to flee Afghanistan must be allowed to do so, the United States and 65 other countries pleaded in a joint statement, warning the Taliban to be accountable in this regard
But thousands of people seem determined to leave the country, and are ready to do anything to do so.
Since this Sunday, the Kabul airport has been taken by storm, which offers absolutely appalling and, sometimes, dramatic scenes.
On videos, we can see that dozens of Afghan people try, as best they can, to get into planes that take off.
But they do not succeed and find themselves stuck outside the aircraft.
With horrific consequences as some of them fall into the void once the plane is in the air. There have already been several deaths.