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Pakistan airliner crashes in Karachi

Pakistani airliner crashes in Karachi

A Pakistan International Airlines flight has crashed in Karachi.

Pakistan’s Aviation Ministry says the flight had 99 passengers and eight crew members.

The flight crashed in a residential area in Karachi, which is the country’s most populated city. Worries are mounting that people on the ground will be among the casualties.

“The pilot in his Mayday call had said that he was experiencing technical problems. He had been told both landing strips were available for his use but he preferred to use the go around landing route, we are looking into the technical issue. Our prayers for the lives that have been lost.”

The crash comes as the country prepares to celebrate the end of Ramadan and the start of Eid al-Fitr, with many traveling home to their families in towns and villages.

CNN

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