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Pakistan football team striker Shahlyla Baloch dies in Karachi car crash

ANI  |  Karachi [Pakistan] 

women's football team striker Shahlyla Ahmadzai Baloch died in a car crash in late Wednesday night.

Baloch's body will be taken to Kalat for burial, reports the Dawn.

Born in 1996, Baloch was also a striker on the women's football team. Her sister Raheela Zarmain is associated with the football team as a manager.

Their mother, Senator Rubina Irfan, has been the chairperson of the Football Federation (PFF) Women's Wing. Her father has also been a provincial minister.

Supporters say Baloch was one of the most active members of the team and recall her as an individual who helped women's football gain momentum in

Both sisters reached a significant level of recognition in the country.

Their mother, who led the founding of the team, has said she involved her daughters to inspire other parents.

Baloch started playing football as a seven year old and had received the FIFA's youngest players award.

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First Published: Thu, October 13 2016. 14:16 IST