PIA Plane Crash: 20 houses, 24 vehicles destroyed, survey report
The final report released by the city administration on the damage caused by the plane crash in Jinnah Garden area of Model Colony on May 22 states that 18 houses were partially destroyed and 2 completely destroyed.
It should be noted that the federal government has taken the responsibility of compensating the financial losses caused by the accident.
According to the details, a committee constituted by Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Shalawani completed its survey and submitted a report which suggested that two houses of 120 square yards were completely damaged in the accident. The structure of the other 18 houses was partially damaged.
A source quoted the report as saying, “There are a total of 20 houses in the street affected by the plane crash, two of which have been completely destroyed and have collapsed and need to be rebuilt, while others 18 houses were also damaged and in most cases the upper parts of the houses were damaged where their concrete structures were hit by the plane but most of their structures were intact.
Among other damages, a total of 10 cars and 14 motorcycles were affected by the wreckage caused by the plane crash and almost all of them were destroyed.
Those vehicles were parked in the street or inside the houses, the details of which have been taken into consideration by the team while compiling the report.
The federation will compensate the losses
Meanwhile, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail announced that Prime Minister Imran Khan had given clear orders to the authorities that compensation would be paid to all the affected families.
Talking to reporters, he said, “There are clear orders from the Prime Minister that every house and family who have suffered financial loss due to this accident should be compensated by the federal government.”
“Anyone who has lost a car, motorbike or house will be compensated immediately,” he said.
Assurance of cooperation of Sindh government
Sindh Information Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah and provincial government spokesman Barrister Murtaza Wahab offered condolences to the martyrs of the plane crash and the families of those who died of coronavirus on Eid day.
He visited the homes of the affected families and spent some time with them.
Nasir Hussain Shah said that the Sindh government shares grief equally.
He met the burn victims at Dr. Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital in Karachi and provided them assistance of Rs. 100,000 from the Sindh government.
He also met the injured and assured them of full cooperation from the Sindh government.
On the occasion, Nasir Hussain Shah said that the Sindh government was bearing all the expenses for the treatment of the injured.
He said that the bodies of all the martyrs would be handed over to their families after DNA test.
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