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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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Hoteliers asked to be sensitive against GBV

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KATHMANDU- Stakeholders have called upon the hoteliers to remain more sensitive in order to reduce the gender-based violence (GBV) taking place in hotel sector.

During an interaction programme in Tarakeshwor Municipality in the capital city on Saturday, the speakers said that the hoteliers are expected to become more aware since more cases of rapes and violence against women take place in the hotels.

A large number of hoteliers attended the interaction programme organized as a part of the 16-day campaign against GBV.

On the occasion, lawmaker of Kathmandu Constituency No. 7 Ram Bir Manandhar said that partnership among all was needed to end GBV and argued that social networking sites were responsible for the increased cases of GBV in the recent times.

Likewise, Mayor of Tarakeshwor Municipality Rameshwor Bohora pointed out the need for cooperation with the police administration as well as massive public awareness programmes to end such ill practices rampant in the hotel business.

Also speaking at the programme, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Balaju Metropolitan Police Circle Chiranjivi Koirala urged the hoteliers to keep the details of every new entrant in the hotels since hotels are used for the purpose of women’s trafficking.

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