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Bangladesh aircraft crashes in Kathmandu

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The death toll in US-Bangla Airways plane crash while landing at Nepal’s only International Airport, the Tribhuvan International Airport, has risen to 51, the country’s Ministry for Home Affairs stated in a release.

As per the statement, 22 deceased have been identified as Nepali, 28 Bangladeshi and One Chinese. Other 20 are undergoing treatment at various hospitals in Kathmandu. The plane en route to Kathmandu from Dhaka, which crash landed on Monday, had 33 Nepali, 32 Bangladeshi, one Chinese and one Maldivian passenger on board, in addition to the crew.

The reason behind the crash of the 17-year old aircraft is yet to be ascertained, but the aviation staff has recovered its black box and an investigation into the incident has been launched. (ANI)



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Smoke rises after a passenger plane from Bangladesh crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 12, 2018. (Photo: Bishnu Sapkota via AP)


A portion of the debris after a passenger plane from Bangladesh crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 12, 2018. (Photo: Niranjan Shreshta/AP)


A Nepalese fireman sprays water on the debris after a passenger plane from Bangladesh crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 12, 2018. (Photo: Niranjan Shreshta/AP)


Nepalese rescuers work amid the debris after a passenger plane from Bangladesh crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 12, 2018. (Photo: Niranjan Shreshta/AP)


Remains of Bangladesh’s US-Bangla Flight BS211 lies on the ground as a plane takes off from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 13, 2018. (Photo: Niranjan Shreshta/AP)


Nepalese firemen work at the site after a passenger plane from Bangladesh crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 12, 2018. (Photo: Niranjan Shreshta/AP)


A Nepalese rescuer searches amid the debris after a passenger plane from Bangladesh crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 12, 2018. (Photo: Niranjan Shreshta/AP)


Nepalese rescuers attend to bodies of victims after a passenger plane from Bangladesh crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 12, 2018. (Photo: Niranjan Shreshta/AP)


Rescue workers work at the wreckage of a US-Bangla airplane after it crashed at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 12, 2018. (Photo: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)


Rescue workers work at the wreckage of a US-Bangla airplane after it crashed at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 12, 2018. (Photo: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)


Rescue workers work at the wreckage of a US-Bangla airplane after it crashed at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 12, 2018. (Photo: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)


Rescue workers work at the wreckage of a US-Bangla airplane after it crashed at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 12, 2018. (Photo: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)


Nepalese rescuers stand near a passenger plane from Bangladesh that crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 12, 2018. (Photo: Niranjan Shreshta/AP)


Nepalese rescuers stand near a passenger plane from Bangladesh that crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 12, 2018. (Photo: Niranjan Shreshta/AP)


Smoke rises following the crash of a Bangladeshi aircraft at Kathmandu airport, Nepal March 12, 2018, in this picture obtained from social media.(Photo: Rusha Giri/Via Reuters)


Wreckage of an airplane is pictured as rescue workers operate at Kathmandu airport, Nepal, March 12, 2018. (Photo: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)


Nepalese rescuers stand near a passenger plane from Bangladesh that crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, March 12, 2018. (Photo: Niranjan Shreshta/AP)


Smoke rises following the crash of a Bangladeshi aircraft at Kathmandu airport, Nepal March 12, 2018, in this picture obtained from social media. (Photo: Rusha Giri/Via Reuters)


Wreckage of an airplane is pictured as rescue workers operate at Kathmandu airport, Nepal, March 12, 2018. (Photo: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters)


People stand as smoke rises following the crash of a Bangladeshi aircraft at Kathmandu airport, Nepal March 12, 2018, in this picture grab obtained from social media video. (Photo: Nitin Keyal/via Reuters)