97 dead, 2 survivors from Pakistan plane crash: health ministry

Agence France-Presse

Posted at May 23 2020 10:45 AM

Rescue workers carry a victim at the site of a passenger plane crash in a residential area near an airport in Karachi, Pakistan, May 22, 2020. Akhtar Soomro, Reuters

KARACHI - Ninety-seven people were killed and 2 survived when a passenger plane crashed into homes in the southern city of Karachi, health officials said Saturday, giving what they said was their final toll for those on the aircraft.

The bodies of the passengers and crew killed had been recovered from the site near the city's airport, the Sindh Health Ministry said.

The rescue operation following Friday's crash ended in the early hours of Saturday.

More details to follow.