Pakistan plane crash – 11 bodies rush to Karachi hospital

Police spray water on the part of a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft after it crashed at a residential area in Karachi on May 22, 2020. - A Pakistan passenger plane with more than 100 people believed to be on board crashed in the southern city of Karachi on May 22, the country's aviation authority said. (Photo by Asif HASSAN / AFP) (Photo by ASIF HASSAN/AFP via Getty Images)

At least 11 bodies from the scene of the Karachi plane crash have been brought to Jinnah Hospital, according to hospital spokesperson Seemi Jamali. 

It is unclear if those fatalities involve victims from the ground or the plane

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed his shock over the Karachi crash near the neighborhood of Model Colony.

“Shocked & saddened by the PIA crash. Am in touch with PIA CEO Arshad Malik, who has left for Karachi & with the rescue & relief teams on ground as this is the priority right now.,” he wrote on Twitter.

Khan added that an “immediate inquiry” will take place. “Prayers & condolences go to families of the deceased,” he said. No fatalities have yet been publicly confirmed. 

The Pakistan International Airlines, flight PK8303, which crashed today in Karachi, was an Airbus A320.

Pakistan’s Army sent helicopters to assess damage and rescue efforts while urban search and rescue teams are being deployed on the ground, Pakistan’s military tweeted Friday


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