29 January 2023

Plane with 72 people on board crashes in Nepal



At least 16 people were killed on Sunday when an aircraft crashed in western Nepal’s Pokhara, according to an army spokesman.
“We expect to recover more bodies,” Krishna Bhandari told Reuters news agency.
The plane crashed on Sunday between the old and new Pokhara airports in central Nepal, according to media reports.
“There are 68 passengers on board and four crew members … Rescue is underway, we don’t know right now if there are survivors,” a spokesman for Yeti Airlines, Sudarshan Bartaula, told AFP news agency on Sunday.
State television reported some bodies had been recovered from the crash site in the west of the small Himalayan country.
The wreckage was on fire and rescue workers were trying to put out the blaze, said local official Gurudutta Dhakal. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish – Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera – Check our website: https://www.aljazeera.com/ @AljazeeraEnglish
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