Crash victims accuse Air Kasthamandap of delaying compensation

Published On: July 19, 2016 01:45 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

JUMLA, July 19: Victims of Air Kasthamandap plane crash of Feb 26, 2016 have accused the airline and insurance company of ignoring them.

The ill-fated Kasthamandap flight from Nepalgunj to Jumla with nine passengers on board had met with an accident at Chilkhaya of Kalikot.

The pilot and co-pilot died in the accident while all nine passengers were safe but injured. The victims bemoan that though it’s been five months since the accident, the insurance company and Kasthamandap Air have done nothing to settle the compensation to the passengers.

The insurance company and Air Kasthamandap need to provide compensation to the injured passengers but they have been delaying the process.

The victims’ complaints surfaced at an interaction program organized by Reporters Club Jumla Chapter where representatives of the insurance company and Kathamandap Air were busy blaming each other for the delay in compensation.

One of the injured passengers, Meghraj Giri has been undergoing treatment on his own. Giri complained that Air Kasthamandap has only given him Rs 20,000 so far.  

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