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PIA Plane Crash Toll Rises to 29

KARACHI: The death toll from the crash of a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft, PK-8303, with more than 90 passengers on board and eight crew members has risen to 29, whereas, seven passengers miraculously survived.

The number of deaths in the incident rises to 29. The officials said that 17 dead bodies were shifted to Jinnah Hospital and 12 to Civil Hospital.

Three injured persons are currently receiving treatment in Jinnah and three in Civil Hospital’s Burns Ward.

According to the Aviation Division, Major Shehryar Fazal was also traveling along with his family in the ill-fated plane, while Lt Hamza Yousuf was also traveling in the plane.

Sindh health minister Dr Azra Pechuho said that three passengers have been rescued alive and the rescue teams were trying to shift them to hospital as soon as possible.