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Saudi Arabia Offers Condolences to Pakistan over Plane Crash

Saudi Arabia Offers Condolences to Pakistan over Plane Crash

Saturday, 23 May, 2020 - 08:45
Firefighters spray water on the wreckage of a plane the crashed in a residential area in Karachi on May 22, 2020. (AFP)
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Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime minister and Minister of Defense, sent cables of condolences to Pakistan’s President Aref Alawi over Friday’s passenger plane crash.

The Saudi Foreign Ministry also expressed its condolences to over the crash, which took place near the airport in Karachi, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Saturday.

In a statement, the ministry stressed that the Saudi government and people stand with Pakistan after this tragic incident, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.

A Pakistan International Airlines Airbus jet with 99 people aboard crashed into a crowded residential district of the city of Karachi on Friday afternoon after twice trying to land at the airport.

At least 80 people were confirmed to have died, provincial health authorities said, but it was not immediately clear whether they included casualties on the ground.

Two passengers survived.

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