Only five of 55 bodies identified

By: News Desk      Published: 10:06 PM, 22 May, 2020
Only five of 55 bodies identified

Executive Director and Head of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) Dr Seemi Jamali said that only five out of 55 people died in PIA plane crash identified so far.

According to the report, at least 35 bodies were shifted to Jinnah Hospital where only five persons were identified. They include Barerah Basharat, Faryal Rasool, Syeda Saima, Sajjad Gul and Muhammad Tahir, she said.

Dr Jamali said that condition of the bodies was so poor that even gender of these bodies could not be identified. She said that DNA samples of the bodies were being taken out to ascertain their identification. The other bodies are being sifted to mortuary, she said.

At least seven of the 98 people aboard a Pakistan International Airline (PIA) passenger plane from Lahore to Karachi, survived as it crashed minutes before landing at the Jinnah International Airport on Friday.

The PIA A320 passenger aircraft was carrying at least 90 passengers and eight crew members in the flight PK 8303, when it crashed into the densely populated vicinity.