Officials in Pakistan say no survivors have been found after a passenger jet crashed near the capital’s main airport.
Flight BHO-213, en route from Karachi to Islamabad, fell from the sky while attempting to land during a violent storm.
A total of 127 people were onboard the Boeing 737 when it crashed into a wheat field.
“It was raining heavily. I heard a big bang. It was strong enough to shake the walls of my room,”
said eyewitness Basharat Hussain.
“I came out of my house and I saw fire everywhere.”
The plane was operated by domestic carrier Bhoja Air, which only resumed operations last month after running into financial problems. Relatives of those onboard the doomed flight will be wanting to know how and why the jet came down, robbing them of their loved ones.
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