High-level delegation from Bangladesh arrives to take updates about fatal crash

Published On: March 13, 2018 03:16 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, Mar 13: A high-level government delegation from Bangladesh arrived in Kathmandu, today to take updates about the fatal crash involving the US Bangla passenger airplane. 

The crash occurred at Tribhuvan International Airport Monday resulted in the tragic deaths of at least 50 passengers. 

The delegation comprises Bangladeshi Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism, AKM Shahjahan Kamal; Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Shahriar Alam and senior officials of Civil Aviation Authority there, as stated by Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bharat Raj Poudel. 

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A total of 51 people including the crew members have so far been confirmed dead in the crash by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Among them, 22 are Nepali, 28 from Bangladesh and one Chinese national. Others 20 injured in the deadly accident are receiving treatment at various hospitals in Kathmandu. 

TIA Spokesperson Premnath Thakur also said a high-level delegation from Bangladesh landed at TIA a while ago. The team also comprises kin of those Bangladeshi national killed in the crash. RSS

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