KATHMANDU — 49 people died when a US-Bangla airlines aircraft bound for Kathmandu from Dhaka crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu on Monday afternoon, Nepal Police have confirmed.
The 78-seater Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft with 71 people including four crew members on board careened off the run way before killing at least 49 passengers after crashing onto the field at TIA.
The aircraft with call sign S2-AGU caught fire after it careened off the runway during landing and crashed onto a football ground near TIA,according to TIA spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur.
Nepal Police DIG Manoj Neupane said 31 bodies were pulled out from the crashed plane and nine others were declared dead at different hospitals.
According to Nepal Police Spokesperson DIG Manoj Neupane, 22 injured passengers are undergoing treatment at various hospitals in Kathmandu.
Twelve passengers have been admitted at Kathmandu Medical College Hospital, Sinamangal, four at Norvic Hospital, Thapathali, three at Grande Hospital, Dhapasi, one at Om Hospital, Chabahil and one at Medicity, Bhainsepati.
The ill-fated plane had some Nepali tour operators, who had gone to Bangladesh to participate in a summit of tour and travels operator and students who were studying in Bangladesh.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and other politicos rushed to the spot and conveyed their condolence.
The reason behind the crash of the 17-year old aircraft is yet to be established, but the rescuers and other aviation staffs have recovered the black box of the aircraft.
176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border
KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.
On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.
The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.
Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.
The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.
The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.
Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.