Passenger aircraft Airbus A-320 of airline, Pakistan International Airlines on Friday crashed near the city of Karachi. It followed there from the largest city of Pakistan Lahore. The accident occurred over residential areas. On Board were 91 passengers and eight crew members. The authorities note that “to estimate the number of victims of the crash is premature,” media reported at least two survivors.Airliner Airbus A-320 of airline Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has been flying from Lahore to Karachi. The accident occurred about a minute before the planned landing at Jinnah international airport (Karachi, province of Sindh). Media released a list of passengers, which implies that we are talking about 91 man — 51 man, 31 women and nine children. Also had eight crew members. As reported by the Agency TASS, the Consul General of Russia in Karachi Alexander Khozin, Russian citizens on Board the plane.On the video of the crash site clearly shows that the plane fell on a residential quarter. Several houses caught fire, and the street began to fill with smoke. According to Dunya News, in the fall, was damaged four houses. Now on the scene is the rescue operation. According to Geo TV, the ambulance encountered difficulties since the streets were quite narrow, and a huge number of the people gathered there made it difficult to continue aid.The number of dead and survivors have yet to install. “To estimate the number of victims of the crash prematurely,” said health Minister of Sindh province, where Karachi is located, Azra Pechuho. According to the newspaper Dawn, citing the statement of the official representative of the government, at least two people survived the crash. One of the survivors — the President of Bank “Punjab” Zafar Masud, his name was listed among the 98 passengers flying on a plane from Lahore to Karachi. To date, at the crash site were found the bodies of 35 dead, another 30 wounded people from the local community were taken to the hospital.Early to speak about exact causes of the disaster. “The last thing we heard from the pilot was that he had some technical problems”,— quote the media the General Director of the airline PIA Arshad Malik. According to him, the pilot at the last minute said, “lost two engines”. “The pilot said both runways were ready for planting, said Mr Malik.— But the pilot decided to go to the second round. Why he did this, for whatever technical reason, we will know it”.The accident occurred a few days after the country sanctioned the resumption of domestic commercial flights. Earlier flights were suspended due to pandemic coronavirus, but last week, Pakistan began to restore domestic flights. On the��e was resumed at about 20% of flights.The reputation of Pakistan in the field of air safety is ambiguous. This is the second major plane crash in Pakistan four years. Prior to that, in December 2016 to the North of the country crashed passenger airliner with 40 passengers and two crew members on Board. Shortly after the accident the President of the company PIA resigned.Commenting on the incident on Friday, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan said he was “shocked and saddened by plane crash,” and expressed “condolences to the families of the victims.” Condolences have been expressed by the Prime Minister of the neighboring country, India, Narendra modi. A telegram to Islamabad — President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan — has sent the Russian leader Vladimir Putin. He expressed “deep condolences in connection with the tragic consequences of the fall of a passenger plane into a residential building in the city of Karachi”, noting: “Russia shares the grief of those who lost their loved ones in this disaster, and hope for the speedy recovery of all victims.”Marina Kovalenko
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