Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) reported that 97 bodies have been recovered from PIA’s plane crash incident that happened yesterday. Whereas, 2 passengers have miraculously survived.
According to the official Tweet by ISPR, Army Search & Rescue team, Army troops Rangers & social welfare organizations are conducting rescue operations at the spot.
In addition to this, ISPR further reported that 25 houses have been cleared. Their residents have been accommodated at various places with the assistance of Civil Administration.
Update #PIA Incident:
Rescue Op in progress by Army Search & Rescue Team, Army troops, Rangers & social welfare orgs. 97 bodies recovered. 2 passengers survived. 25 affected houses cleared, their residents accommodated at various places with assistance of Civil Administration.
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) May 23, 2020
Moreover, sources revealed that rescue operation continued throughout the night. USAR team which was made standby at Rawalpindi at 3 pm yesterday, flown to Karachi around 5 pm yesterday in the evening and was straight moved to incident site working continuously till then while fasting
Apart from that, the health department spokesperson has informed that only 19 from 97 dead bodies have been identified so far. The spokesperson has added that 31 dead bodies have been taken to the civil hospital Karachi.