A passenger plane with over 100 people on board crashed in a residential area in Pakistan (VIDEO + PHOTOS)

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A Pakistani airline plane with 107 people on board crashed in Karachi, world news agencies reported. The Airbus A320 fell on residential buildings.

The mayor of Karachi said there were no survivors among the passengers.

Footage circulated on the Internet showed that thick clouds of smoke were rising at the scene. One of the recordings shows the wreckage of buildings and debris scattered along the street, as well as protruding electrical wires at the crash site.

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The plane was flying from Lahore to Karachi. It crashed near the airport where it was supposed to land.

According to initial data, it is about 99 passengers and 8 crew members, “said a spokesman for the country’s aviation authorities.

The Pakistani military says it has sent a rapid reaction force to the area to help with the search operation. Footage from local Geo TV also showed a large crowd near the crash site, which appears to be in a densely populated area.

Ambulances are trying to break through the crowd to get to the crash site, it can be seen from the footage.

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The plane crash came days after Pakistani authorities authorized the resumption of domestic flights. They were suspended for a month to prevent the new coronavirus from spreading in the country. During this period, only a few international flights took place, recalls AFP.

The last major plane crash in Pakistan was in December 2016, when a passenger plane of the same airline crashed in a northern mountainous region, killing 47 people.

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The worst plane crash in recent years in Pakistan was in 2010, when the Airbus A321 of the private airline Airblue, operating the Karachi-Islamabad route, crashed in a hilly area shortly before landing in the Pakistani capital. 152 people died then.

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