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Bodies of 23 Bangladeshis killed in US-Bangla plane crash to be flown back home today

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KATHMANDU — The mortal remains of 23 Bangladeshi nationals killed in the tragic US-Bangla aircraft crash are being flown back in a special flight on Monday.

The 17 bodies were identified a few days ago while the identification of six were established on Sunday. However, the identity of three people who lost their lives in the ill-fated incident is yet to be ascertained.

According to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur, another US-Bangla aircraft, a Boeing 737 has landed at the TIA to take the bodies back home.

Bodies of 22 Nepalis have been identified of which twenty bodies have been handed over to their families while two bodies still await their families at the morgue.

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22 people survived the crash, of which 11 were Nepali nationals. While most of the survivors have been discharged, some are still undergoing treatment.

49 people lost their lives when a plane carrying 71 persons including four crew members crashed on March 12 at TIA the third deadliest aviation accident involving an international carrier in Nepal.

Of the total passengers  on board the ill feted plane, 33 were Nepalis, 32 Bangladeshis, one Chinese and one from the Maldives.

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PM Oli returns home

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has returned home on Sunday after completing of a six-day official visit to the People’s Republic of China. PM Oli and his entourage landed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu at 10:15.

Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwor Pokharel, National Assembly Chairman Ganesh Timilsina and Nepal Communist Party leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, among others, received PM Oli at TIA’s VVIP Lounge.

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Oli had left for China on Tuesday (June 19). He paid the official visit at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang.

During his visit, PM Oli held talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang, among other Chinese leaders, and signed 14 agreements incluidng a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to build a railway link connecting Tibet with Kathmandu.

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