Karachi hospitals receive at least 56 bodies from the plane crash site

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Karachi hospitals received 56 bodies from the spot where a commercial jet crashed over a residential area as it approached the airport in Pakistan’s largest city, hospital officials said on Friday.




Plane crash site in Karachi, Pakistan 05/22/2020 REUTERS / Akhtar Soomro

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Seemin Jamali, head of the Jinnah Graduate Medical Center, said the hospital had received 37 bodies. Another 19 were at the Civil Hospital, a hospital official told Reuters.

The provincial health department’s media coordinator, Meeran Yousaf, confirmed by telephone to Reuters that there were at least 56 confirmed dead and 2 survivors.

A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus plane, with 99 people on board, crashed into residential buildings on Friday afternoon as it approached the airport.

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