The Pakistani Bank of Punjab chief was among the two passengers who miraculously survived after a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane with 99 people crashed in a crowded residential area of this port city on Friday.
Bank of Punjab chief executive officer Zafar Masud was one of the 91 people who reported PIA flight PK-8303 in Karachi from Lahore, which crashed a few minutes before landing near Jinnah International Airport the Geo News.
The Mayor of Karachi, Wasim Akhtar, initially said that everyone died on board, but two civil aviation officials later said that at least two people had survived the crash.
It's too early to say if there are any other survivors of the tragedy, as the update offers a glimmer of hope to hope teams trying to save as many souls as possible.
So far, the rescue workers have recovered at least 45 bodies.
The BOP president was recovered from the crash site to Darul Sehat hospital after his recovery and is reportedly out of danger. He spoke to his mother on the phone and informed her about his health.
Masud suffered fractures in his hip and collar bones, informed the government of Darul Sehat Hospital, adding that his body was free from burn marks and only scratches.
According to the hospital administration, Masud's CT scan was performed and his condition is out of danger. Masud's brother is in the hospital with him.
Another survivor has since been confirmed by the broadcaster.
Sindh government spokesman Barrister Murtaza Wahab later confirmed that there are two people who miraculously survived the crash.
The other survivor was identified as Mohammad Zubair.
The plane crash survivor also made a statement saying that the plane began to wiggle as it approached Karachi airport.
"The next moment there was a serious accident and I passed out," Zubair said, adding that when I woke up, there was "smoke" everywhere.
The hospital administration said that Zubair had suffered minor injuries and is currently being treated at the cremation center.
According to reports, the rear of the plane landed on the ground first, and each survivor sat in the front