A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight from Lahore to Karachi crashes near Karachi Airport.
Pakistani media report that the PIA aircraft which crashed was an A320 carrying 90 Passengers and 8 crew members. The aircraft crashed near a residential colony near Karachi airport.
Shocked & saddened by the PIA crash. Am in touch with PIA CEO Arshad Malik, who has left for Karachi & with the rescue & relief teams on ground as this is the priority right now. Immediate inquiry will be instituted. Prayers & condolences go to families of the deceased.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 22, 2020
Ambulance and rescues official rushed towards the accident site to help the residence.
Minister of Health & Population Welfare has declared emergency in all major hospitals of Karachi due to the plane crash, according to Meeran Yousuf, the media coordinator to the Sindh health minister.
Pakistan Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar expressed his deep grief and sadness over the incident and has ordered the Aircraft Accident Investigation Board to conduct an “immediate inquiry”.
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