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Indian Army plane takes bodies of accident victims home

- RSS, KATHMANDU

Apr 23, 2015-

The Government of India airlifted its citizens injured in a bus accident on Wednesday in Dhading and the bodies of those killed in the incident to India by a special aircraft of the Indian Air Force on Thursday.

The Indian Air Force plane had landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu at 11.30 am today with the coordination of the Embassy of India, Kathmandu. The plane took off from here carrying the bodies of deceased and the injured at 3:25 pm, Birendra Shrestha, the Acting General Manager at TIA, said.

Seventeen Indian pilgrims were killed in the incident that took place at Jhyaple Khola along the Tribhuvan Highway in Dhading district on Wednesday morning. The ill-fated vehicle fell some 300 metres down from the road. The bus carrying 45 people was heading towards Gorakhpur of India from Kathmandu.

 

Published: 23-04-2015 17:14

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