Pakistan: The Terrible Twins

Two disasters hit Pakistan last week, one as modern as the jet age, one as ancient as the wind on the face of the waters. Approaching Cairo, a Pakistani International Airlines Boeing 720B, inaugurating a new Karachi-Cairo-London run, developed engine trouble and crashed. All but six of its 130 passengers and crew were killed, including 21 Pakistani newsmen. "It was the will of God," said Gala Alkarini, one survivor, as seven baboons that had been in the luggage compartment capered, unharmed, amid the smoking ruins.

Meanwhile, up the Bay of Bengal into East Pakistan raged one of the huge cyclones that...

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