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.Follow @gorkhapost
Red corner notice issued against Deepak Manange
KATHMANDU — International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) has issued red corner notice against fugitive assembly member of province 4 Rajib Gurung alias Deepak Manange.
Nepal Police headquarters had requested Interpol to issue red corner notice against Manange after the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police report that he was not in the country.
The issuance of red corner notice means police of 192 members countries of Interpol will be searching for Manange.
Earlier in January, the Supreme Court (SC) had convicted Manange along with three others in attempted murder case of Chakre Milan (Milan Gurung) and sentenced him to five years in prison.
Nepal police then sent documents to the Interpol headquarters on February 22 to issue the notice, which Interpol had refused to issue.
Manange, who was elected as an independent candidate to a provincial assembly seat from Manang district, has had several run-ins with the law on numerous criminal charges in the past.Follow @gorkhapost