A passenger plane of Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) with over 100 people aboard crashed Friday afternoon in Pakistan's southern port city of Karachi, local media reported.

According to the reports, the plane which took off from the country's eastern city of Lahore crashed in Jinnah Garden area of Karachi.

Police, security forces and rescue teams reached the site and were extinguishing the fire.

An eyewitness told the media that the plane crashed in a residential area. However, there are no official words on it yet.