PIA plane crash survivors moved to Karachi hospitals

Reuters/Web Report/Karachi
Filed on May 22, 2020
pia, plane crash, pakistan, karachi, zubair, bank of punjab, zafar, eid, imran khan


The crash damaged several buildings in the area injuring many residents.

A few fortunate passengers have survived the PIA plane crash in Karachi, officials confirmed on Friday.

The Pakistani airliner, carrying around 107 onboard, went down on Friday in a residential area of Karachi, a government official said.

Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah inquired after the health of banker Zafar Mahmood, who miraculously survived, a provincial government spokesman Abdur Rashid Channa said in a statement.

When the chief minister said "Murad is here", the survivor replied "Thank you so much. God has been merciful", the statement said.

Pakistan's civil aviation authority said there had been 91 passengers and eight crew on board the Airbus A320 flight 8303.

Senator Saeed Ghani, Minister of Education and Labour, also tweeted a picture with a survivor, a young engineer identified as Muhammad Zubair.

According to The Nation, several injured have been moved to hospitals in Karachi.

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