US-Bangla plane crash: High-level Bangladeshi delegation in Kathmandu

Death toll rises to 51 as two more injured passengers of Monday’s plane crash succumbed to injuries on Tuesday


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A high-level Bangladeshi team including Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism AKM Shahjahan Kamal has arrived in Kathmandu on Tuesday following US-Bangla plane crash, The Kathmandu Post reports.

The team will take stock of those deceased 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 on Monday in Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport during landing, killing 49 people.

Meanwhile two more injured passengers of Monday’s plane crash in Kathmandu have succumbed to injuries on Tuesday, taking the death toll to 51.

It is reported that 22 Nepalis, 28 Bangladeshis and a Chinese passenger have lost their lives in the accident —the third deadliest aviation accident involving an international carrier in Nepal.

There were 71 passengers and crew on board the ill-fated aircraft when the incident occurred.

Forty-nine people were confirmed dead on Monday when the plane crashed owing to “abnormal” landing at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport.

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