18 dead bodies of Nepalis brought home from Malaysia
January 23, 2021 04:17 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has brought back the dead bodies of 18 Nepali nationals from Malaysia, a major labor destination for Nepali migrant workers.
The national flag-carrier brought the 18 dead bodies and mortal remains of one Nepali in its wide-body A330 aircraft.
The plane bringing the bodies landed in Kathmandu on Saturday. NAC is bringing the bodies of Nepalis from abroad as part of its corporate social responsibility.
"Since NAC is the national flag-carrier, it should not only focus on profit. It is equally responsible for and committed to fulfilling social responsibility along with service to the citizens," NAC Co-Spokesman Sulekh Mishra said.
The bodies are of those Nepalis who had gone to Malaysia in course of foreign employment and died there due to various causes.
The NAC brought the dead bodies and the mortal remains in coordination with the Nepali Embassy in Malaysia.
There are 37 more bodies of Nepalis yet to be brought to Nepal, the NAC source said quoting the Nepali Embassy. NAC has stated that necessary preparations are being made to bring back the remaining bodies as well.
NAC has been operating regular flights to Kuala Lumpur via its narrow-body aircraft. It is using its wide-body aircraft only for the purpose of bringing the dead bodies of Nepalis. The wide-body plane has the capacity of carrying18 coffins.