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Mortal remains of 7 Tara Air plane crash victims yet to be recognized

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KASKI — Mortal remains of seven victims of deadly Tara Air plane crash that took place in Solighoptebhir of Myagdi on Wednesday are yet to be recognized.

The Kaski District Police Office said bodies of only 16 among 23 victims have been identified so far.

Emergency workers on Thursday identified 14 of the 23 passengers and crew while two more were recognised Friday.

According to police, bodies of Captain Roshan Manandhar, Co-pilot Dikesh Nemkul, Air Hostess Roma Raut, Balkrishna Niure, Raj Kumar Tamang, Dolma Tshiring Sherpa, Rewati Prasad Baral, Kamala Thakali and her six-month-old son, Moti Bahadur KC and Kuwaiti national Ralrashed Ahamad were identified on Thursday.

Mortal remains of Dil Kumari Gauchan, Phenjong Gurung, Laxmi Hirachan, Lepsang Lama, Devi Jang Gurung, Kanchha Pariyar and Chinese national Mak Siu Ying are not recognized yet. Police said the bodies have been sent to Kathmandu for DNA tests.

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Country marking today as Black Day

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KATHMANDU- The country is marking today (December 16) as Black Day to protest the disposition of the first democratically elected government by the late former king Mahendra Shah on December 15, 1960.

Mahendra took charge of the state with the help of the then Royal Nepali Army and formulated the Panchayat System by overthrowing the elected government led by B.P. Koirala and dissolving the parliament.

Various programmes are scheduled on the occasion.

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