Govt to have cautionary measures to control air accidents: DPM Pokhrel

Published On: February 28, 2019 04:33 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, Feb 28:  Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwor Pokhrel on Thursday said the government would adopt special caution to control air accidents in the coming days. 

On the Taplejung helicopter crash that killed all seven people onboard including Culture Minister Rabindra Adhikari, DPM Pokhrel said the government has formed a high-level probe committee, and reasons behind the crash would come out soon. "All air accidents may not be of the same nature. An air accident of the same nature will not be repeated," he said talking to media-persons at Tribhuvan International Airport. 

All bodies of the crash victims would be kept at Tundikhel for condolence following postmortem at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, and thereafter the bodies would be handed to the bereaved families. The government would help in transporting the bodies to the cremation ground, he informed. 

DPM Pokhrel reached the airport on the occasion when bodies of the crash victims were flown to Kathmandu from the accident site. DPM Pokhrel was accompanied by Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, Finance Minister Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada, Minister for Forest and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet, Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lal Babu Pandit and chiefs of all three security bodies. RSS

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