The head of Pakistan’s Bank of Punjab was amongst two passengers who miraculously survived after a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft carrying 99 folks crashed on Friday in a crowded residential space of this port metropolis.
Bank of Punjab Chief Executive Officer Zafar Masud was among the many 91 individuals travelling in Karachi-bound PIA flight PK-8303 from Lahore, which crashed close to the Jinnah International Airport minutes earlier than touchdown, the Geo News reported.
Karachi Mayor Wasim Akhtar initially stated all aboard died, however two civil aviation officers later stated that at the very least two folks survived the crash.
It remains to be too early to say if there are extra survivors from the tragedy, because the replace has supplied a glimmer of hope to rescue groups racing to save lots of as many souls as they’ll.
The rescue officers have thus far recovered at the very least 45 lifeless our bodies.
The BOP president has been shifted to the Darul Sehat Hospital after being recovered from the crash web site and is reportedly out of hazard, the report stated. He spoke to his mom on the telephone and knowledgeable her about his well being.
Masud sustained fractures to his hip and collar bones, the Darul Sehat Hospital’s administration stated, including that there have been no burn marks on his physique, solely scratches.
According to the hospital administration, Masud’s CT scan has been finished and his situation is out of hazard. Masud’s brother is with him within the hospital.
Meanwhile, one other survivor has been confirmed by the channel.
Sindh authorities Spokesperson Barrister Murtaza Wahab later confirmed that there are two individuals who have miraculously survived the crash.
The different survivor has been recognized as Mohammad Zubair.
The survivor of the aircraft crash additionally gave an announcement by which he stated that the aircraft began wobbling because it approached the Karachi airport.
“The next moment there was a hard crash and I lost consciousness,” stated Zubair, including that when he wakened there was ‘smoke in all places”.
The hospital administration stated that Zubair confronted minor accidents and is presently underneath therapy on the burns ward.
Reports indicated that the aircraft’s tail-end hit the bottom first and that anybody who survived was seated within the entrance portion