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.Follow @gorkhapost
Acid attack victim Samjhana Das succumbs to injury
KATHMANDU — 18-year-old Samjhana Das from Chandrapur Municipality, Rautahat who was undergoing treatment in Kathmandu for acid-burns, has died. Das, passed away at 11:40 pm on Sunday night at Kirtipur Hospital after infections spread to other parts of the body, according to hospital source.
Samjhana and her 16-year-old sister, Sushma from Chandra Municipality-6, Rautahat were attacked with acid while they were asleep on September 11 midnight.
Samjhana, whose 40 percent body parts were burnt was brought to the hospital in critical condition.
It was later revealed that their 50-year-old neighbour Ram Babu Paswan, in an act of unrequited love, had thrown on Das sisters, his primary target being the elder sister, Samjhana.
Ram Babu, the criminal in guise of a concerned neighbour, was later detained by the police based on circumstantial evidences.Follow @gorkhapost