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May 23, 2020

Testimony of miracle survivors

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May 23, 2020

KARACHI: The Bank of Punjab President, Zafar Masud, who was among the two of the lucky ones to survive in the PIA’s tragic is the son of renowned TV artiste Munawwar Saeed. Masud told his brother how he survived the ordeal.

Quoting Masud, his brother, said “as a miracle my seat fell outside the aircraft upon impact on the ground after which I lost my consciousness. I briefly woke up when people shook me and said he is alive. But soon afterwards I once again collapsed due to intense pain and do not know what happened afterwards.”

While thanking the doctors and rescue workers for saving his life, he told newsmen that the doctors helped him regain consciousness.

Meanwhile, Muhammad Zubair, the young mechanical engineer who survived the tragic air crash, told the media on Friday that when the aircraft crashed, he thought it was landing on the runway but then there was a loud bang and then there was darkness but he remained conscious. “People were screaming around me when the plane crashed. I opened my seatbelt and rushed towards safety. What I saw was fire everywhere but I jumped to the ground and then became unconscious,” he told newsmen at the Civil Hospital’s burns center.

Zubair said that initially, the pilot attempted to land the plane on the runway but he was unable to do so and then he again took a round for another attempt when the plane suddenly came down on houses near the airport.