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Pakistani passenger jet crashes in Karachi

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A Pakistan Airlines International aircraft with over 90 passengers onboard crashed in the southern port city of Karachi on Friday, officials and local media reported.

The aircraft crashed in a residential area near Karachi airport while landing.

There was no immediate word on casualties.

Footage aired on local broadcaster Geo News showed clouds of smoke billowing upwards from the burning wreckage of the ill-fated plane. Several vehicles also caught fire.

The plane, the channel reported, fell on a residential area damaging several houses, and vehicles.

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