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Plane crashes in southern Pakistan

A plane has crashed in the southern Pakistan city of Karachi, local TV stations reported.

It was not immediately clear how many people were on the plane.

The networks, including the English-language Express TV, said the plane crashed today near the airport in Karachi.

The small plane was carrying 20 people, according to reports.

The crash was the second in less than four months in Pakistan, which has struggled with numerous crises this year, including massive floods that have left millions homeless and ongoing Islamist militant attacks.

The previous crash killed 152 people.

The plane that crashed this morning had just taken off from the southern city of Karachi.

It caught on fire after the crash, said Pervez George, a spokesman for the country's Civil Aviation Authority.

The plane belonged to a private company. He said there were reports some people were wounded. Investigators were combing the scene for any survivors.

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