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PIA plane crashes in Karachi with passengers and crew members

PIA plane crashes in Karachi

PIA plane crashes in Karachi with passengers and crew members.

A Pakistan International Airlines aircraft, Air Bus, A-320 crashed in Karachi this afternoon.

PIA plane crashes in Karachi

According to preliminary reports, the aircraft enroute from Lahore to Karachi crashed just before landing at Karachi airport.

Radio Pakistan reported ninety-nine passengers and eight crew members were on board.

Meanwhile, the Sindh government has declared emergency at all the nearby hospitals to accommodate the injured of the incident.

According to ISPR, Army Quick Reaction Force and Pakistan Rangers Sindh troops have reached the incident site for relief and rescue efforts alongside civil administration.

Pakistan Army Aviation helicopters have flown for damage assessment and rescue efforts.

Urban Search and Rescue Teams are being sent on site for rescue efforts.

Govt fully focusing on rescue operations in PIA aircraft crash incident: Info Minister
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Syed Shibli Faraz has said the government is fully focusing on relief and rescue operations in PIA aircraft crash incident.

He said it is a tragic and sad incident before Eid and all prays of Prime Minister Iman Khan and his government are with the passengers, crew members, and their families.

He said injured are being shifted to hospitals and details of passengers are being collected, which will be shared, after compilation, with the media.

Syed Shibli Faraz appealed the general public to refrain from visiting the crash site as it will create hurdles in the way of rescue operation.

Earlier, talking to PTV, the Information Minister said federal government is in contact with the Sindh Government and both are making all out efforts in rescue operation.

He said Prime Minister Imran Khan is also in contact with the Sindh Government and Civil Aviation Authority and giving necessary directions in this regard.

He said an information desk is too being established to have a contact with families of the passengers on board the plane.

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