Plane Wreckage Inside Houses: Shocking Visuals from Pak as Flight Crashes in Residential Neighbourhood

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Plane Wreckage Inside Houses: Shocking Visuals from Pak as Flight Crashes in Residential Neighbourhood

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

A Pakistan International Airlines with 107 on board crashed in Karachi not far away from the airport. The plane was about to land when it went down near Model Colony, a residential neighbourhood which is 3.2 kilometers from the Jinnah International Airport.

There is no confirmation of casualties yet, but many are feared dead.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted that he was saddened by the crash.

Images circulating on social media show massive damage. Several houses are on fire and you can see plumes of smoke billowing in the sky.

Firefighters rushed to the spot to douse the flames but rescue efforts have been hindered due to narrow lanes.

Parts of the crashed aircraft and cars up in flames can also be seen in the neighbourhood.

And shocked residents look for family members amid the wreckage.

At least 25 residents of the area, injured in the crash, have been reportedly taken to hospitals. An emergency has been declared in all major hospitals in the city. Images of children being rescued from the site of the mishap are truly heartbreaking.

The Pakistan Army Quick Reaction Force and Pakistan Rangers are at the crash site to help in rescue operations.

The plane reportedly developed a technical snag. “The last we heard from the pilot was that he has some technical problem,” PIA spokesman Abdullah H Khan said in a video statement.

The flight took off from Lahore with 99 passengers and eight crew members on board.

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