“We are closely monitoring the situation and are in contact with local authorities,” the official said. “All of our staff in Pakistan and here in the United States are working tirelessly to provide consular assistance.”
“We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of all those affected. Without respect for privacy, we have nothing to add at this time.”
At least 76 bodies have been recovered from the wreckage, the Sindh Health Department said in a statement.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted Friday afternoon, “He was shocked and hurt when the plane crashed in Karachi today.”
“My prayers go out to those killed and wounded and their families,” he writes. “At this critical time the US stands with Pakistan.”