“We are monitoring the situation closely and are in contact with the local authorities,” said the official. “Our staff in Pakistan and here in the United States work tirelessly to provide all possible consular assistance.”
“We offer our sincere condolences to the family and friends of all concerned. Out of respect for privacy, we have nothing else to add at this time.”
At least 76 bodies were found in the wreckage, according to a statement from the Sindh health department.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted Friday afternoon that he was “shocked and saddened to learn of the plane crash today in Karachi”.
“My prayers go out to those killed and injured and their families,” he wrote. “The United States stands alongside Pakistan during this difficult time.”