A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with 107 people on board has crashed in a residential area in the country’s largest city of Karachi, an airline spokesman has said.
Local reports said the state-run airline’s A320 was travelling from Pakistan’s capital Lahore.
“The plane PK 8303 with 99 passengers and 8 crew members has crashed,” said a spokesman for the national carrier.
It is feared there may be more casualties as the plane came down on houses in the Model Colony area in the city.
A spokesperson for the Pakistan Armed Forces tweeted that helicopters were being used in the search and rescue effort and that paramilitary troops had reached the site, alongside civil administration.
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