Bloody day in Pakistan as one of the Pakistan International airline (PIA) plane has crashed in Karachi area on Friday, May 22nd — the flight was said to be on its way from Lahore to Karachi.
The report has it that the airplane was conveying 107 passengers, crashed into a residential area near the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, the country’s civil aviation agency disclosed this on Friday.
Abdul Sattar Khokhar, the spokesman for the aviation authority said;
“The plane crashed in Karachi. We are trying to confirm the number of passengers but initially it is 99 passengers and eight crew members,”
Abdul Sattar, a spokesperson for the state-run Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), made this known to the newspaper Dawn that the flight was carrying 90 passengers and 8 crew members and was due due to land in Karachi at 14:45 local time (09:45 GMT).
The newspaper reported that a rescue operation was underway and emergency workers had arrived at the scene. There were no immediate reports on the number of casualties.
Some social media users have since gone to their different social media accounts posting images and videos of the residential area where the plane crashed.
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