107 killed as Pak Airbus collapsed on residential houses in Karachi

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At least 120 people said to have died in a plane crash in Pakistan’s Karachi city a few hours from now. The aeroplane was said to be carrying 107 people on board and was about to land at the Jinnah airport in Karachi when it unexpectedly collapsed on to residential locality.

Initial reports stated that the plane crashed just before the landing at the airport due to a technical snag in the hand gear and within seconds plane crashed on the residential houses underneath.

Authorities fear that toll may go up as there are reports of civilians buried beneath the debris. Pak military’s Quick Reaction Forces have plunged into action and taken up the rescue operation immediately.

BBC confirmed the incident quoting Pakistan’s aviation authority officer Abdul Sattar Khokar as said that “We are ascertaining as to how many people died in the incident and the Airbus 320 with PK8303 number left Lahore with 90 passengers and 8 flight staff members on board at 1 pm”.

The video posted by a netizen on a twitter handle presents a gory picture of the scene of the accident.

https://twitter.com/i/status/1263804978499641344

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