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Cargo Plane Crashes In Karachi Residential Area


A cargo plane crashed into a housing complex in Pakistan's largest city soon after takeoff, setting off a huge blaze and killing all eight Russian crew on board.

Reports say that at least one person on the ground was injured.

Aviation authority spokesman Pervais George said the Russian-made cargo plane was heading to Sudan when it came down two minutes after takeoff.

The plane crashed into a building under construction in a Pakistani military complex, which houses bases for the air force and the navy.

Locals said the plane missed densely populated apartment blocks by several hundred meters.

compiled from agency reports
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