Social media posts claiming Pakistani cricketer Yasir Shah died in the Pakistan Airlines flight which crashed in Karachi, are false. Sources in the Pakistan Cricket Board told BOOM that the posts are rumours and said that Shah was never on the plane that crashed.
A Pakistan Airlines flight - PK 833 crashed in Model Colony near Jinnah international airport, Karachi. The flight with 85 passengers and six crew members was headed to Karachi from Lahore and is said to have crashed minutes before landing. According to media reports, 92 people have died due to the crash while two passengers have said to have survived the crash.
Shah, a member of the Pakistan cricket team, is a leg spinner of repute. He is a specialist Test bowler and last played for the country in a Test match against Bangladesh in February.
The claim has been shared multiple times on Twitter and Facebook.
The text of the claim on Facebook reads, "Heart Breaking News: Pakistani Test Cricketer Yasir Shah Died in Plane Crush Karachi.. According to BCC news Yasir shah was in the plane when this incident was happend