51 men, 31 women and nine children aboard the ill-fated PIA plane

14 bodies have been identified by the family members of the deceased

News Desk May 22, 2020
A man stands on the debris of a house at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near airport in Karachi. PHOTO: REUTERS

At least 76 dead bodies have been recovered after a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crashed with 91 passengers and eight crew members on board in a residential area of Karachi on Friday, according to rescue officials, with dozens more feared dead.

The Airbus A320, which was travelling from Lahore to Karachi, was close to landing when it came down among houses in Model Colony neighbourhood, sparking an explosion and killing several people on the ground.

According the Sindh Health Ministry, at least 76 passengers have died and two survived in the incident. The injured are being treated at the Civil Hospital Karachi and Darus Sehat Hospital.

At least 44 bodies have been shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) and 32 to the Civil Hospital.

14 bodies have been identified by the family members of the deceased.

At least two passengers survived the crash, according to Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah.

The PIA has released the list of passengers according to which 51 men, 31 women and nine children were aboard the ill-fated PK-8303 flight.

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