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Flight 8303 Crash Near Karachi Airport

Flight Carrying 90 Passenger’s

On Friday, a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft carrying 90 passengers and eight crew members crashed into a residential area near Karachi airport. The fate of the people was not immediately known.

Abdullah Hafeez, PIA spokesperson, said that flight PK 8303 from Lahore was about to land in Karachi when it crashed in the Jinnah Garden area, Dawn reported.

Social media images show smoke coming from the accident site. Ambulances and rescuers have been deployed to assist residents.

Several houses were reportedly damaged in the area where the plane crashed.

A statement from the Pakistani Army Inter-Service Public Relations Branch (ISPR) said that the Army Rapid Reaction Force and the Sindh Pakistan Rangers had arrived to conduct rescue and relief operations alongside the civil administration.

The Minister of Health and People's Welfare declared an emergency in all major hospitals in Karachi after the incident, said Meeran Yousuf, media coordinator for the Minister of Health in Sindh.

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