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Thursday 21st of June 2018 11:21 PM

Government releases casualty list of US-Bangla plane crash

Probashbangla24 online Desk : The government published a list of casualties after the US-Bangla plane crash in Nepal, an embassy official has said on Tuesday.

According to the list, 26 Bangladeshis died in this accident, including the four crew members of the plane.

Bangladesh Embassy in Kathmandu released the list of the casualties on Tuesday.

The list also says that 32 Bangladeshi passengers were on board, 22 of them died in the crash and 10 others were in hospital care.

The document confirmed the deaths of pilot Abid Sultan, co-pilot Prithula Rashid and crew members Khwaja Hussain Md Shafey and Sharmeen Akhter Nabila.

Asit Baran Sarker, the first secretary of Bangladesh Embassy, said a total of 49 people died in the crash.
He also said that the 10 survivors are in critical condition.

A plane of US-Bangla airways crashed in cloudy weather on Monday as it flew in to land at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

The aircraft clipped the fence of the runway and burst into flames with 71 people on board.

The official statement also said that eight of the Bangladeshi survivors were being treated at the Kathmandu Medical College Hospital.

They are Emrana Kabir Hashi, Shahreen Ahmed, Sheikh Rashed Rubayat, Almun Nahar Annie, Mehedi Hasan, Saiyada Kamrunnahar Swarna, Md Kabir Hossain and Md Shahin Bepari.

The two others, Eakub Ali and Md Rezwanul Haque are under treatment at the NORVIC Hospital and OM Hospital respectively.

The deceased Bangladeshis have been identified as Foysal Ahmed, Alifuzzaman, Bilkis Ara, Begum Hurun Nahar Bilquis Banu, Akhtara Begum, Nazia Afrin Chowdhury, Md Rokibul Hasan, Md Hasan Imam, Mohammad Nazrul Islam, Akhi Moni, Meenhaz Bin Nasir, Faruk Hossain Priol and his minor daughter Priyonmoyee Tamarra, Md Motiur Rahman, SM Mahmudur Rahman, Tahira Tanvin Shashi Reza, Pias Roy, Umme Salma, Md Nuruz Zaman, Rafiq Zaman, his wife Sanzida Haque and their son Aniruddha Zaman.

US-Bangla spokesman Islam said: “The bodies will be brought back after all the medical procedures, including forensic reports are completed. US-Bangla Airlines is ready to provide all kinds of supports to the survivors.”

A team of US-Bangla officials, including the CEO, reached Kathmandu on Tuesday morning and are involved in the crash probe, he added.

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