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Thursday 21st of June 2018 11:23 PM

26 Bangladeshis among 49 dead in Nepal plane crash

Probashbangla24 online Desk : At least 49 people, including 26 Bangladeshis, were killed in US-Bangla plane crash in Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday.

Twenty-six of the 34 Bangladeshis, on board the US-Bangla Airlines plane that crashed, have died.

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam confirmed the news of their deaths on Monday in a Facebook post.

There were 71 people on board the plane. Among them 67 were passengers and four were Bangladeshi crew members.

The other passengers included 33 from Nepal, one from China and one from the Maldives.

The US Bangla plane took off from Dhaka at 12:52pm Bangladesh Standard Time and crashed into a fence of the Tribhuvan International Airport at 2:18pm Kathmandu time.

Co-pilot Prithula Rashid and crew member Khwaja Hussain have died in the tragedy.

THE SURVIVORS
Shahreen Ahmed, Almun Nahar Annie, Shahin Bepari, Rezwanul Haque, Mehedi Hasan, Emrana Kabir Hashi, Kabir Hossain, Sheikh Rashed Rubayet, and Saiyada Kamrunnahar Shwarna (according to the state minister for foreign affairs).

The Bangladeshi passengers who have died:

Nazia Afrin Chowdhury, Umme Salma, Rokibul Hasan, FH Priok, his minor daughter Tamarra Prionmoyee, Rafiq Zaman Rimu, his wife Sabzida Haque Bipasha, their minor son Aniruddha Zaman, Foysal Ahmed, Eakub Ali, Alifuzzaman, Bilkis Ara, Begum Harun Nahar Bilquis Banu, Akhtara Begum, Hasan Imam, Mohammad Nazrul Islam, Meenhaz Bin Nasir, Akhi Moni, Motiur Rahman, SM Mahmudur Rahman, Tahira Tanvin Shahi Reza, Pias Roy, and Nuruz Zaman.

US-Bangla CEO Imran Asif said the US Bangla authority would take steps for the treatment of the injured and bringing back the bodies.

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