Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Baby pulled out of Pakistan plane crash debris; at least 90 dead


KARACHI: A toddler was rescued on Friday from the flaming debris after a Pakistan International Airlines jet with 99 aboard crashed into a crowded residential district of Karachi while approaching the airport.

Two passengers, a bank executive and an engineer, also survived the crash. A health official said at least 90 people were confirmed to have died though other officials gave different figures and authorities did not release an estimate of casualties on the ground.

The toddler is believed to have been from a family living in the residential area where the plane came down.

The plane first hit a mobile tower and crashed over houses, a witness said near the site, a few kilometres short of the runway. The Airbus A320 was flying from the eastern city of Lahore to Karachi in the south with 91 passengers and eight crew, civil aviation authorities said.