PAKISTAN Are you safe inside your home? This question haunts Pakistanis as aircraft crashes on a housing complex. Pakistan drowns in sorrow on the festive occasion of Eid al-Fitr. In a tragic incident on 22nd May, a passenger plane crashed into a crowded residential area near Jinnah International Airport, Karachi. The plane was resumed operations to facilitate people stranded due to lockdown to reach their home on festive occasions. The Airbus A320 was owned by Pakistan International Airlines. The plane carried 91 passengers, 6 cabin crew members, and two pilots.
The flight as killed at least 76 people Apparently the mishap occurred as a result of engine failure with more details awaited to establish the actual reason for the accident. Among the people on board,PAKISTAN two survivors are reported namely Mohammad Zubair and Zafar Masud. A video of the former has gone viral on the internet as he recalls the terror everywhere and no one was visible,” Recalling the scene at the crash site he further quoted “The cries were everywhere and everybody was trying to survive. I undid my seat belt and I saw some light and tried to walk towards it. Then I jumped out.” The eyewitness account of the survivor may be helpful in conducting the investigation to establish the cause of the accident. Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar in a statement informed that at least five to six houses were devastated as the airplane came down at the residential area.
The aircraft was just at a short distance from the runaway as it crashed into houses in the Model Colony neighborhood. Footages from the accident site capturing the rescue operations showed the relief team PAKISTAN carrying out rescue work amid the heavy debris at the accident site. The tragic incident followed reactions from Pakistani and International figureheads. Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted that he was shocked and saddened by the crash. He also stated that an immediate inquiry would be set up to investigate the accident’ Pakistani army in a tweet informed “Rescue Op in progress … 25 affected houses cleared, their residents accommodated at various places with the assistance of Civil Administration,” Indian PM Narendra Modi expressing his grief and solidity to their neighbor tweeted: “Deeply saddened by the loss of life due to a plane crash in Pakistan. Our condolences to the families of the deceased, and wish a speedy recovery to those injured.”