BoP President Zafar Masud among two miraculously survive PIA plane crash in Karachi

BoP president among two survived PIA plane crash in Karachi
Karachi: Bank of Punjab President Zafar Masud and another passenger miraculously survived in a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane crash near Karachi airport on Friday.

Masud and Zubari was among around 100 passengers and crew members, who were on the ill-fated flight. He has suffered some injures but currently in stable condition at Darul Sehat Hospital.

Zubair saved his life after he jumped off the plane, which has lost engines, when it reached close to the earth. Zubair is also in stable condition but he is being treated for injuries he has suffered.

It is still early to say if there are any other survivors from the plane crash as rescue operation with the assistance of Pakistan Army and Rangers troops is underway.

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On the other hand, multiple causalities have been reported in the incident when the PK8303 flight crashed in Madina Colony, Malir.

According to Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), flight PK8303 took off from Lahore airport and was slated to land at Jinnah International airport when it crashed in the residential area, nearly 4km away from the site of incident.

Few houses and cars also damaged in the incident, besides injuring number of local residents.

So far, 17 dead bodies have been shifted to Jinnah hospital while 15 deceased were brought to Civil Hospital.

Army, Rangers and Police units have arrived at the scene. Emergency has been declared at different hospitals of Karachi.