Pakistani model Zara Abid, who has nearly 80,000 followers on Instagram, is believed to have been on board PIA flight PK-8303 when it crashed on Friday, killing all 107 people on board. It is reported she was alive even after the incident but she couldn’t survive in hospital.
Turkish Actress, Esra Bilgiç-Halima Sultan wrote on model’s instagram picture, I’m really sorry for being late to follow you back, Zara. All Pakistan and Zara’s family, please accept my most sincere condolences on your loss today. Rest in peace.
A message posted on Twitter read: “Fashion Model #ZaraAbid was also traveling from Lahore to Karachi in the unfortunate plane PIA flight 8303 which crashed near Airport before landing.
Social media has been flooded with tributes to the woman following the crash, but some fans have also claimed that Ms Abid is among the survivors and are praying for her survival.
One tribute read: “The fashion Industry lost Zara Abid in the plane crash today. “She was a wonderful girl, hardworking and professional. I
Another said: “Sadly as per news coming in Zara Abid did not survive the crash. She will be greatly missed.
“A huge loss for the fashion industry and Pakistan. may the Almighty grant her soul eternal peace and give her family the fortitude and moral courage to bear this irreparable loss.”
The passenger plane crashed near the city of Karachi a few minutes before landing in a residential area. Homes were damaged by the crash, a spokesman for the aviation authority said. The military and police cordoned off the area. Television recordings showed a thick cloud of smoke and ambulances hurrying to the crash site.