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Osama bin Laden’s stepmom, sister die in UK plane crash

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London: Three members of slain al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden’s family, including his stepmother and sister, were reportedly among four people killed when a private jet crashed in southern England while landing.

The Phenom 300 jet which was arriving from Italy crashed near Blackbushe Airport in Hampshire, some 65 kilometres from here, killing all four persons on board including the pilot yesterday though it was not clear how many of them were Osama’s relatives.
The Saudi Arabia-registered plane had ploughed into a car auction site and burst into flames.
A family friend told a news channel that the dead included Osama bin Laden’s stepmother Rajaa Hashim, his sister Sana bin Laden and her husband Zuhair Hashim.
Osama Bin Laden’s father Mohammed was a construction industry magnate and his numerous descendants constitute a prominent family with wide-ranging business interests.
Mohammed Bin Laden himself died in a plane crash in Saudi Arabia in 1967.
–PTI