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Air Kasthamandap plane crash lands in Kalikot, 2 killed

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KATHMANDU — An Air Kasthamandap plane bound to Jumla from Nepalgunj crash-land in Chilkhaya of Kalikot on Friday.

The 9N-AJB aircraft chartered flight had taken off from Nepalgunj to Jumla at 12:16pm with 11 people onboard, including two crew members.

Kalikot Chief District Officer Pradeep Shrestha has confirmed the accident saying that the incident occurred while force landing the aircraft.

Nepalgunj airport sources said that two crew members—Captain Dinesh Neupane and co-pilot Santosh Rana—have died in the crash.

Passengers Megh Raj Giri, 35, Jagadamba Khatri, 25, Ganesh Bhattachan, 35, Sonali Bhattachan, 16, Laxmi Sunar, 30, Govinda Bhandari, Laxman Khadka, 34, Dhananjaya Khatri, 31, and a child were onboard the plane.

A joint team of Nepal Police and Army have gone to the accident site, according to Nepal Army spokesperson Brigedier General Tara Bahadur Karki.

This is the second plane crash in Nepal with only two days. On Wednesday morning Tara Air aircraft with call sign 9N-AHH crashed at Solighoptebhir of Myagdi district on which all 23 passengers have been killed.

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Lightning strike kills woman in Saptari

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RAJBIRAJ — A woman was killed when lightning struck her in the field at Bishnupur Rural Municipality-6 in Saptari district on Saturday evening.

The victim is 50-year-old Keshari Devi Yadav, wife of Shailendra Kumar Yadav, Superintendent of Police Mukesh Kumar Singh said. She was struck by thunderbolt while picking up lentils in the field.

Another woman, Rinku Yadav who had gone together with Keshari to harvest lentil, has been injured in the incident. She is being treated at the Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zone Hospital at Rajbiraj.

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