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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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Journalists’ code of ethics on use of social networking sites stressed

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KATHMANDU- Code of ethics on the use of social networking sites for journalists has been stressed.

The speakers at a programme argued that code of ethics for journalists on use of social sites is needed as their status on social sites could raise credibility questions on the news contents.

On the occasion, FNJ Vice-Chairman Bipul Pokharel and FNJ Secretary Prakash Thapa shared that FNJ is drafting the code of conducts targeting the members of FNJ.

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Likewise, coordinator of digital media committee of FNJ and central committee member Lekhnath Neupane reasoned the need for such code of ethics to make the entire media sector more responsible and decent.

Executive Director of Centre for Media Research Centre Ujjawal Acharya, Chairman of Online Journalists’ Association Shiva Satyal and FNJ central committee member
Janmadev Jaisi also expressed their opinions at the interaction programme on ‘Use of social networking site and development of code of ethics for journalists’ organized by Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) and Centre for Media Research on Saturday.

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