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Pakistan International Airlines flight from Lahore crashes near Karachi airport

A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft has crashed in a residential area near the Karachi Airport,Dawn reported.

PIA spokesperson Abdul Sattar confirmed the crash and added that the flight A-320 was carrying 90 passengers and was flying from Lahore to Karachi.

Footage showed plumes of smoke rising from the site of the crash. Ambulances and rescue officials arrived at the scene to help residents.

Last year, a PIA aircraft escaped accident after it skidded off the runway while landing at Gilgit airport.

Passengers had remained safe in the accident, but the plane suffered considerable damage.