A Bhoja Air passenger plane carrying more than 120 people crashed Friday in a neighborhood of the Pakistani city of Rawalpindi, killing an unknown number of people, aviation officials and local television stations reported.
Bhoja Air flight 213, a Boeing 737, crashed during bad weather in the Koral Chowk area of Rawalpindi, about 15 kilometers (9.3 miles) from Benazir Bhutto International Airport. GEO Television reported that 127 people were believed to be on board the aircraft, which was flying on a route between Karachi and Islamabad.
Rescue workers told local television channels that the airliner crashed in a densely populated areas, and reports said a 'large number' of houses were on fire. One rescue worker told a television station that he could see bodies of children, women and men, although he was unable to give a precise number.