Cargo plane crash kills 11 in Pakistan

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Karachi, Nov 28: At least eleven people were killed when a Russian cargo plane crashed in a residential area in Pakistan's biggest city, Karachi, on Sunday, Nov 28 early morning.

All eight crew members on board and another three persons on the ground were killed in the crash. The Russian-made Il-76 aircraft, which was heading to Sudanese capital Khartoum, was crashed after taking off from Karachi airport.

The plane crashed to a building under construction at a navy housing complex which increased the death toll. Around 20 houses were destroyed.

"I saw one of its wings was burning and there was a blast and the fire engulfed the aircraft very quickly," Riaz Ahmed, a local resident, said.

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