India, May 23 -- One of the two survivors of Friday's plane crash in a crowded residential district of Karachi in Pakistan said he saw fire all around him and could hear screams as the aircraft went down.

The Pakistan International Airlines Airbus jet with 99 people aboard crashed on Friday afternoon after twice trying to land at the airport, a witness said.

Sindh health minister Azra Pechuho said while speaking to reporters late on Friday night that 82 bodies have been recovered from the site of the crash.

It is, however, unclear if the deceased were all on board the flight or include residents of the area where the crash took place.

The Airbus A320 was flying from the eastern city of Lahore to Karachi in the south with 91 passengers...