KATHMANDU, Nepal- The Himalayan Times reports forty-nine people lost their lives as a plane carrying 71 people crashed on landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport today at 2:18 pm.
Extremely shocked by unfortunate carsh of US_ Bangla Aircraft carrying 67 passengers and 4 crew members. Express deep sorrow on loss of lives and condole to bereaved families and also wish for early recovery of injured persons. Govt will investigate the incident immediately.
— K P Sharma Oli (@kpsharmaoli) March 12, 2018
According to Spokesperson of the Nepal Police, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Manoj Neupaney, 49 people were killed in the crash while 22 people are currently undergoing treatment at various hospitals in the capital city.
There were 71 people on board including four crew-members in the US Bangla Airlines, Flight BS 211, flying from Dhaka to Kathmandu.
Of the deceased, 31 bodies were recovered from the charred wreckage while 18 were pronounced dead in the hospitals.
We are aware that a US-Bangla Airlines plane traveling from Dhaka crashed in Kathmandu today, and send our deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims and their families.
— U.S. Embassy Nepal (@USEmbassyNepal) March 12, 2018
Meanwhile, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli expressed his condolences to the families of those that have lost their lives in the incident and wished speedy recovery for the survivors under treatment, the report said.
The Prime Minister, Defense Minister, Home Minister, Nepali Congress leader Ram Chandra Paudel, and the Ambassador of Bangladesh to Nepal had reached the incident site to take stock of the unfortunate event.
PM Oli also stated through a tweet that the government will investigate the incident immediately.