“We are closely monitoring the situation and liaising with the local authorities,” the official said. “Our staff in Pakistan and here in the United States are working tirelessly to provide all possible consular assistance.”
“We extend our sincere condolences to the families and friends of all the victims. We have nothing more to add at this moment than respect for privacy.”
A statement from the Sindh Health Department said at least 76 bodies had been recovered from the rubble.
On Friday afternoon, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also tweeted, “He is shocked and saddened to hear of the plane crash in Karachi today.”
“My prayers are with the dead and injured and their families,” he wrote. “The United States stands with Pakistan in this difficult time.”