Several people were reported dead at Kabul airport on Monday as Afghans scrambled to attempt to board flights out of the country.
Desperation reigned at the airport, a day after the Afghan capital was taken by Islamist Taliban militants, as those hoping to flee the country crowded in and sought to get on any flight that would take them.
According to witnesses and social media transmissionsThe reopening process., hundreds of people have been at the airport since Sunday, sometimes jumping turnstiles and trying to force their way onto departing planes.
It was not immediately clear how the five people diedI think extreme fatigue. Bone weariness i. A United States official said troops had fired in the air on Monday to deter people trying to force their way onto a military flight that was set to take US diplomats and embassy staff out of the fallen cityMask and physical distancing requirements.