97 people die after a plane crash in Karachi (Pakistan)
The balance of deaths due to the incident of a plane of the airline Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) with 99 people on board (91 passengers and eight crew) in a residential area near Karachi airport in southern Pakistan, it has numbered 97, with two confirmed survivors.
The spokeswoman for the Ministry of Health of the Sindh province, Yusuf look, has confirmed to the Pakistani newspaper Dawn that the two surviving passengers have been transferred to hospital centers. In addition, he has identified them as Zubair and Zafar Masud, the latter the President of the Bank of Punjab. They are both stable.
In addition, a total of 12 people have been injured when the plane crashed, which has caused severe damage to homes in the residential area in which it has fallen. According to Yusuf, most of the wounded are women, but all are in stable condition.
The passage consisted of 51 men, 31 women and nine children, according to the flight manifest collected by Geo TV. The crashed plane is a Airbus A320 that made flight PK8303, originating in the Pakistani city of Lahore and destination in Karachi. The plane, after confirming what appears to be a technical failure, crashed in the Jinnah Gardens area, near the Model Colony in the Malir neighborhood, shortly before landing.
The CEO of PIA, the General Arshad Malik, He stressed that the pilots of the aircraft “were trained for this type of event.” For his part, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Jan, has advanced that an investigation will be opened “immediately” to clarify what happened.