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US Bangla plane crash: Bangladeshi high-level delegate arrives in Kathmandu

The crash occurred at Tribhuvan International Airport Monday resulted in the tragic deaths of at least 51 passengers including pilot and co-pilot.

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KATHMANDU — A high-level Bangladeshi team including Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism AKM Shahjahan Kamal has arrived in Nepal on Tuesday to take updates about the fatal crash involving the US Bangla passenger airplane.

Apart from minister Kamal, the delegation comprises Bangladeshi Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Shahriar Alam and senior officials of Civil Aviation Authority, as stated by Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bharat Raj Poudel.

The crash occurred at Tribhuvan International Airport Monday resulted in the tragic deaths of at least 51 passengers including pilot and co-pilot.

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Among them, 22 are Nepali, 28 from Bangladesh and one Chinese national. Others 20 injured in the deadly accident are receiving treatment at various hospitals in Kathmandu.

TIA Spokesperson Premnath Thakur also said a high-level delegation from Bangladesh landed at TIA a while ago. The team also comprises kin of those Bangladeshi national killed in the crash.

The team will take stock of the dead and injured in the plane crash. They will also discuss the possible reasons for the crash with Nepali authorities.

The 78-seater US-Bangla Airlines Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft crashed at 2:18pm killing 49 people.

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32 dead, 1 missing in Papua attacks, Indonesian police say

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JAYAPURA, INDONESIA- Security forces tried to recover the bodies of 31 construction workers and a soldier who were killed in one of the worst separatist attacks in Indonesia’s restive province of Papua, officials said Tuesday.

Papua police spokesman Suryadi Diaz said 24 workers were killed on Sunday when gunmen stormed a government bridge construction project in a remote mountainous village in Nduga district.

Citing reports from several witnesses, Diaz said, eight other workers fled to the nearby house of a local parliament member, but an armed group came a day later and killed seven of them. However the eighth managed to escape and remains missing.

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“This is the worst attack launched by the armed criminal group recently amid intensified development by the government,” Diaz told The Associated Press.

Separately, Papua province military spokesman Lt. Col. Dax Sianturi said an armed group attacked a military post in Mbua village in the same district late Monday, killing a soldier and injuring another.

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