Sunday, 31 May 2020, 10:44:16 am
19 bodies identified so far perished in plane crash near Karachi airport
May 24, 2020

Authorities have confirmed that except two survivors of the plane crash in Karachi ninety-seven other passengers including twenty-six women, sixty-eight men and three children are among the dead.     

Sixty-six bodies including twenty female, forty-three male and three children were moved to Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Center, of those sixteen could be identified and fifty remain unidentified so far.             

Thirty-one bodies were carried to Dr. Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital included six of women and twenty-five men. Twenty-eight of them remain unidentified and three identified as that of Major Sheriyar, Lt. Balaj and Syed Danish Shah s/o Syed Ahad Shah.

Following DNA sample collection of the bodies, twenty-one have been shifted to the morgue managed by Chhipa Welfare and other forty-five to Edhi mortuary.

Sample Collection Unit for DNA tests of plane crash victims, families established in Karachi 

A Sample Collection Unit for DNA tests of plane crash victims and their families has been established at Forensic DNA Lab University of Karachi.

According to the Sindh Health Department, family members of the passengers of PK-8303 may visit for samples that would be required for cross match.

The family members of the passenger plane can also contact on telephone numbers 111222292-370, 0342-2762024 and 0331-9092132 for any kind of assistance.

Karachi administration, PIA & CAA announce telephone numbers for bereaved families 

The Karachi administration, PIA and Civil Aviation Authority have announced telephone numbers for the bereaved families of those who died in the tragic plane crash in Karachi.

The numbers are

021-99242284

021-99043766

021-99043833

The numbers of Airport hotels are:

0311-8202494

0334-3795309

0332-2226283

The number of crash site are:

0300-2801833

0322-2380234 

CAA establishes helpline to keep update relatives of the passengers on board PK8303 

The Civil Aviation Authority has also established a helpline which will remain functional round the clock for keeping updated the family members and relatives of the PK-8303 passengers.

According to a CAA official, the people based in Lahore can approach the facility via telephone number 042-990312153 while the numbers for Karachi are 021-99072385 and 021-99072384.

Meanwhile, the funeral prayer in absentia was offered at the PIA mosque in Karachi on Saturday for the martyrs of Friday’s plane crash.

Governor Sindh Imran Ismail, Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Ali Zaidi and Chief Executive Officer of PIA Arshad Malik besides PIA employees and other people attended the funeral prayer.         

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