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16 persons injured as Tara Air plane crashes at Simkot

Gorkha Post

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SIMKOT — Sixteen persons, including a pilot, were injured when an aircraftbelonging Tara Air crashed during take-off at Simikot Airport in Humla on Tuesday.

The twin otter aircraft with call sign 9N-ABM looses balance after a tire gets punctured in the middle of the runway during takeoff. The plane was preparing to fly to Surkhet from Simikot, Humla.

The aircraft finally came to rest at the Northern part of the runway. The front part of the aircraft has suffered severe damages.

Injured plane’s pilot, Basanta Lama and two assistant sub-inspector have been taken to the district hospital.

Thirteen police personnel along with three crew members were on board the plane. Pilot Basanta Lama suffered injuries to his head. Thirteen other passengers suffered minor injuries. They are receiving treatment at Humla Hospital.

The injured are being rescued by a Nepal Army chopper.

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Two died and eight injured in accident

Pratigya Waiju

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KATHMANDU—Today morning, Two died and eight injured when the microbus (Ba 3 Kha 4042) and minibus (Lu 1 Kha 4194)   collided each other in Myagade Rural Municipality-4 of Tanahu district.

Police has identified the deceased as Chija Kumari Batas of 50 and Saraswati Kunawar of 35.

The injured passengers of Microbus are identified as microbus driver Tul Bahadur BK, Sabila Khan Namuk Miya, Chandra Bhandari, Bindu Maya Thapa, Kamala Sura and Satyakala Neupane.

The cause of the accident is not identified yet.

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