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US-Bangla aircraft crashes at TIA

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KATHMANDU — An aircraft of US-Bangla Airlines from Dhaka to Kathmandu has crashed while landing at Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday. The plane has caught fire after landing.

A Bombardier Dash Q-400 aircraft operated by US-Bangla Airlines skidded off the runway while landing at the TIA, according to TIA spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur. The aircraft with call sign S2-AGU took off from Dhaka and landed at TIA at 2:20 pm.

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The aircraft caught fire following the crash. Rescue team of TIA and Nepal Army personnel have been engaged in rescue operation. Condition of passengers is unknown. Firefighters are trying to douse the fire.

Witness say it crashed when trying to take short turn in runway. Following the accident all the flights to and from TIA have been halted.

Rescue team of TIA and Nepal Army personnel have been engaged in rescue operation.

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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