Number Of Dead In Pakistan Plane Crash Rises To 97; Two Survivors

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Number Of Dead In Pakistan Plane Crash Rises To 97; Two Survivors


Karachi, Pakistan:

Ninety-seven people were killed and two survived when a passenger plane crashed into homes in Pakistan’s southern city of Karachi, health officials said Saturday.

The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane had made multiple approaches to land at the city’s airport when it came down in a residential area, damaging buildings and sparking a rescue operation that lasted into the night.

All passengers and crew had been accounted for and the bodies of those killed had been recovered from the crash site, the Sindh Health Ministry said, adding that 19 had been identified.

A local hospital earlier reported it had received the bodies of people killed on the ground. 

The site remained cordoned off on Saturday morning. 

The crash sent plumes o

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