Karachi: 4 killed, 3 injured as PAF trainer jet crashes in Baldia Town

KARACHI: Four persons including the pilot and co-pilot were killed and three others injured when a training jet of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) crashed in Baldia Town area of Karachi on Tuesday.

According to sources, a PAF fighter jet crashed near a bus stand in Yousuf Goth area of Baldia Town during a routine training session. As soon as the jet came down, a blast occurred and fire broke out that engulfed several buses at the bus stand.

Four persons including a pilot, co-pilot and two civilians lost their lives in the unfortunate incident. Three others also sustained injuries in the mishap who were shifted to hospital for treatment.

The PAF spokesman has confirmed the incident.

Rescue teams, fire brigades and PAF personnel reached the crash site and kicked off rescue efforts immediately.

Further details about the accident are yet to be confirmed.

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