The death toll in a plane crash in Pakistan rose to 97 on Saturday after rescue teams spent the night searching for survivors among the rubble in a residential area in the port city of Karachi where the state-owned Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight with 99 people on board crashed a day earlier.

"There were 99 passengers and crew on board out of whom 97 dead bodies have been recovered and 2 passengers survived," a spokesperson for the Karachi commissioner, Irfan Hussain, told EFE.