Death toll in Pakistan plane crash reaches 97

Funerals were held on Saturday for those killed in a plane crash over the Pakistani city of Karachi, as the death toll rose to 97.

There were two survivors.

The plane crash-landed in a densely populated area of Karachi, but no deaths on the ground were reported.

Officials said the "black box" flight recorder has been recovered from the wreckage of Friday's disaster.

Arshad Malik, the head of Pakistan International Airlines, said the pilot's last message indicated a technical problem.

He told controllers he'd lost power from both engines.

Flight PK 8303 was flying from Lahore to Karachi.

Pakistan only last week resumed domestic flights it had suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With many people travelling for the Eid al-Fitr holiday, expected to fall on Sunday or Monday.

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