Pakistan Red Crescent volunteers help PIA plane crash victims
“PRCS Volunteers were one of the “first responders” at the incident point: Honorary General Secretary Tariq Moen”
Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Sindh Branch immediately deployed its volunteers with medical teams and equipped ambulances to provide assistance to the victims of PIA Airbus A320, carrying nearly 100 people en route from Lahore to Karachi, crashed at midday on 22 May at a residential area of Model Town near the Jinnah International Airport, Karachi. According to the latest updates, with passengers of the unfortunate plane, the local residents are also injured and dead, many of them are in critical condition.
The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane was close to landing at Karachi’s Airport when it came down among houses, sending plumes of smoke into the air that could be seen from some distance away.
Immediately after receiving the tragic news of the PIA plane crash, the Red Crescent Emergency Response system was activated and a team of 23 emergency trained volunteers were deployed with 4 senior officials and 5 fully equipped ambulances. Honorary General Secretary PRC Sindh Tariq Moen also reached the spot and monitored the response activities of Red Crescent volunteers at the incident point. The volunteers shifted many injured to the nearby hospitals, and also helped with other rescuers to recover the dead bodies from debris. In addition, a team consisted of four ERF members is also deployed at Mortuary of JMPC.
Mrs. Shahnaz S. Hamid, Chairperson PRCS-Sindh has expressed her deepest condolences over the loss of life in an aircraft crash in Karachi. Our condolences to the families of the deceased, and wishing speedy recovery to those injured,” Chairperson said. Mrs. Shahnaz also commended all the volunteers and staff of Pakistan Red Crescent for their prompt response in every emergency.