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Two Killed in Pakistan Air Force Crash

by AFP
File Photo. Aamir Qureshi—AFP

File Photo. Aamir Qureshi—AFP

More casualties feared after fighter plane crashes at bus terminal, destroying two vehicles.

A Pakistan Air Force fighter plane crashed at a bus terminal on the outskirts of Karachi on Tuesday, killing at least two people and injuring eight, officials said.

The incident happened in the Baldia Town district just west of Karachi.

“At least two people have died, one of them was the pilot of the aircraft,” said Sajid Sadozai, a senior police official, adding the death toll may rise. He said two buses parked at the terminal were destroyed while another was damaged.

TV footage showed plumes of black smoke rising from the site as rescue teams rushed in.

An Air Force spokesman confirmed the crash and death of a pilot but could not give a cause for the incident. The plane was described as a small fighter jet but its type is not yet known.

Several Pakistan Air Force jets have crashed during training missions in the recent past, with officials blaming technical faults.

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