US-Bangla plane crash: Bodies of 23 Bangladeshis flown back home

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Mar 19, 2018-

The bodies of 23 Bangladeshis who died in the US-Bangla aircraft crash were flown back home in a special flight on Monday.

Twenty-six Bangladeshis were killed in the crash. Identifications of 23 of them have been established while three others are still undergoing the process.

According to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur, a special aircraft flew the bodies back home.

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Forty-nine people lost their lives on March 12 when a plane carrying 71 persons including four crew members crashed on “abnormal” landing at TIA, Kathmandu, the third deadliest aviation accident involving an international carrier in Nepal.

Twenty-two people, including 11 Nepalis, survived the crash. They have been admitted to different hospitals, Nepal Police Spokesperson DIG Manoj Neupane said. Of the total passengers, 33 were Nepalis, 32 Bangladeshis, one Chinese and one from the Maldives.

This was the third deadliest crash since the twin aviation disaster in 1992—Thai Airways International in July 31 and Pakistan International Airlines in September 28—crashed into a mountain while attempting to land at TIA, killing all together 280 people aboard.

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Published: 19-03-2018 11:54

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