KARACHI: A PIA plane coming from Lahore to Karachi with 107 people on board crashed near Karachi Airport with heightened fears of casualties on ground.
Army Quick Reaction Force & Pakistan Rangers Sindh troops rushed to the incident site for relief and rescue efforts alongside civil administration .
As per initial information available, PIA flight 8303 was coming from Lahore to Karachi when it crashed in a populated area of Model Colony, Kazimabad.
Eye witnesses told Regional Telegraph that the plane was flying on an unusually low altitude when it took a turn from Saudabad to Karachi Airport runway via Model Colony, but couldn’t make to its destination and crashed in the neighborhood.
Karachi Water & Sewerage Board has imposed emergency at all of its hydrants to facilitate fire extinguishing process at the crash site, while Sindh Health Dept too has declared emergency and instructed all staff to remain alert.