KATHMANDU, May 23: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday expressed grief over the loss of lives due to a plane crash in Pakistan.
"I am deeply shocked to hear the news about the plane crash in Pakistan today. Heartfelt condolences to the government of Pakistan and the bereaved family members who lost their loved ones. I wish for the speedy recovery of those injured," the prime minister tweeted.
As many as 90 people died when the passenger plane with 107 people on board crashed in a crowded neighborhood on the edge of the international airport near Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi on Friday after what appeared to be an engine failure during landing, the Associated Press reported.
Quoting Mayor Wasim Akhtar, the AP reported that at least five or six houses were destroyed in the crash of the domestic flight operated by Pakistan International Airlines.
Wasim told media that all those on board died, but two civil aviation officials later said that at least two people survived the crash. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief media.