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No survivors as plane carrying 152 crashes in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Officials in Pakistan say no one survived the crash of an airliner today near the capital, Islamabad.

The jet carrying 152 people crashed into the hills surrounding the capital amid poor weather.

Local TV footage showed twisted metal wreckage hanging from trees and scattered across the ground on a bed of broken branches. Fire was visible and smoke rose from the scene as a helicopter hovered above. The army said it was sending special troops to aid the search.

One rescue worker says all he's seen are body parts.

The search effort was hampered by muddy conditions and smoldering wreckage that authorities were having trouble extinguishing by helicopter.

A civil aviation official says the plane left the southern city of Karachi at 7:45 a.m., local time, for a two-hour scheduled flight to Islamabad.


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