A Pakistan Airlines flight with more than 100 people on board has crashed in the Pakistani city of Karachi, an airline spokesman said Friday.
Pictures shared on social media show smoke rising from the crash site, a residential area in Karachi.
Emergency services have arrived at the scene, where homes have been damaged.
“The plane crashed in Karachi. We are trying to confirm the number of passengers but initially, it is 99 passengers and eight crew members,” said Abdul Sattar Khokhar, the spokesman for Pakistan’s aviation authority.
This tragic accident comes days after they started allowing flights in and out given the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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BREAKING: Pakistan international airlines PIA PK-8303 (Airbus A320) flying from Lahore to Karachi has crashed into a residential house,
99 Passengers & 8 members of Crew members ,were onboard. pic.twitter.com/xlnrA8Q0bm
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