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

WION Web Team New Delhi May 23, 2020, 07.57 AM(IST)

Security personnel search for victims in the wreckage of a Pakistan International Airlines aircraft after it crashed in a residential area in Karachi Photograph:( AFP )

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

Ninety-seven people have lost their lives and two survived when a Pakistan passenger plane crashed into homes in the southern city of Karachi, news agency AFP reported quoting health officials on Saturday.

According to health officials, the figure was the 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.

Earlier Pakistan's aviation authority said that at least 98 people were on board the flight including the crew. The passenger aircraft crashed in Karachi's suburb destroying several houses and damaging cars.

The Airbus A320 was en route to Karachi when the crash occurred.