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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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19 killed in Islamist militant attack on Nigerian village

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MAIDUGURI— At least 19 people have been killed in an Islamist militant attack on a village in northeast Nigeria, a survivor of the attack said.

The militants attacked the village of Mailari in the Guzamala region of Borno state at around 2 am Sunday, according to the survivor, Abatcha Umar.

The strike is the latest blow to Nigeria’s efforts to defeat insurgencies by the Nigerian Islamist Boko Haram group and Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA).

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Umar said he had counted 19 people killed. However,an aid worker at a camp that received the survivors, and who declined to be identified, put the death toll at 63.

The Islamist militants had been spotted around the village three days before their attack, said Umar. Locals had warned Nigerian troops stationed in the nearby town of Gudumbali, but no action was taken, he said.

In recent months, the military has suffered its heaviest defeats in years, commanders have been repeatedly replaced, and special forces soldiers have mutinied.

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