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No Survivors In Nepal Plane That Crashed With 72 Fliers, 5 Of Them Indians

First Published: 16th January, 2023 8:45 IST

A Yeti Airlines passenger plane crashed into a river gorge while landing at the newly-opened airport in Nepal's Pokhara. 72 people, including five Indians, on board, are feared to be

Nepal Army on Monday said they have not rescued anyone alive from the site of the plane crash that occurred on Sunday in the central resort city of Pokhara, reported NDTV.

“We haven’t rescued anyone alive from the crash site,” said Nepal Army Spokesperson Krishna Prasad Bhandari.

A Yeti Airlines passenger plane crashed into a river gorge while landing at the newly-opened airport in Nepal’s Pokhara. 72 people, including five Indians, on board, are feared to be dead, said NDTV report.

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has called an emergency meeting of the Council of Ministers following Sunday’s aircraft crash in Pokhara.

A twin-engine turboprop ATR 72 plane crashed en route from the Nepali capital of Kathmandu to Pokhara. The Nepalese authorities have tasked a special commission with investigating the causes of the crash. A report is expected in 45 days.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief and prayed for the bereaved families of the Nepal plane crash.

“Pained by the tragic air crash in Nepal in which precious lives have been lost, including Indian nationals. In this hour of grief, my thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families,” PM Modi tweeted.

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar also expressed grief over the incident and extended his condolences to the victims. “Deeply grieved on hearing about the air crash in Pokhara, Nepal. Our thoughts are with the affected families,” he tweeted.

In a statement issued earlier on Sunday, Nepal’s Civil Aviation Authority said the flight carried 68 passengers included, five Indians, four Russians, and one Irish national.

Also Read: At least 16 dead after passenger plane with 72 aboard crashes in Nepal

(A NDTV copy or edited by NDTV)

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