Bangladeshi plane carrying 71 people crashes in Nepal

by VTV413 March 2018 Last updated at 11:04 AM

Photo: Reuters
Photo: Reuters

VTV.vn - A Bangladeshi aircraft crashed while coming in to land at Nepal's Kathmandu airport yesterday. There were 71 people on the plane.

According to the local police, at least 49 people were killed. 40 bodies were recovered at the scene, 9 died in hospital and 22 survivors are receiving treatment in hospital after the crash at 2:15 pm local time.

The flight from the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, was operated by US-Bangla Airlines. The airport official said that the airport had been shut down and all other flights diverted.

Mountainous Nepal is notorious for air accidents. Small aircraft often run into trouble at provincial airstrips.

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