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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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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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