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Bodies of all Tara Air plane crash victims found

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POKHARA — Rescue workers have found the bodies of all the 23 passengers and crew members killed when their plane crashed at a Solighoptebhir in Myagdi district, the Nepal Army said Thursday.

The police and army returned to the accident site at first light subsequent to abandoning recovery efforts late Wednesday due to bad weather in the incident site.

“The bodies of all the 23 passengers on board have been found by the group at the accident site,” Nepal Army spokesperson Tara Bahadur Karki said.

The bodies will be taken by helicopter to the Pokhara airport, Karki said.

Bad weather with snow and rain had prevented helicopters from reaching the crash site early Thursday.

The Tara Air flight from Pokhara to Jomsom was carrying three crew and 20 passengers, including a Chinese national and a Kuwaiti.

The government had formed a committee to investigate the cause of the tragedy, the latest in a series of fatal aviation accidents in the impoverished Himalayan nation.

Tara Air is a subsidiary of Yeti Airlines, a privately owned domestic carrier founded in 1998 which services many remote destinations.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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