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PIA plane crash claims lives of four members of a family

KARACHI: Tragic Pakistan International Airlines’ plane crash claimed lives of four members of a family, ARY News reported on Saturday.

A passenger named Waqas Tariq along with his wife and two children was travelling to Karachi from Lahore on the ill-fated PIA aircraft that crashed in a residential area near Karachi airport.

The deceased kids were aged between seven and ten. According to a relative of the deceased family, Waqas was heading to Karachi to celebrate ‘Roza Kushai’ of his daughter and birthday of his son.

97 passengers on board a Pakistan International Airline (PIA) passenger plane were killed when it crashed into a residential neighborhood of Karachi, while two of the passengers miraculously survived.

Read more: 97 bodies of PIA plane crash victims recovered: DG ISPR

The PIA plane had made multiple approaches to land at Karachi airport on Friday when it came down among houses.

The national carrier’s flight PK-8303 took off from Lahore Allama Iqbal International Airport and crashed in Model Colony area in Malir, approximately 4 kilometers away from the airport.

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