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Thursday 21st of June 2018 11:19 PM

PM returns home today shortening Singapore visit

Bangladesh Dhaka corrspondent : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will return home on Tuesday cutting short her official visit to Singapore to stand beside the families of the victims of tragic plane crash at Kathmandu on Monday.

PM’s press secretary Ihsanul Karim confirmed that the prime minister will return to Dhaka on Tuesday afternoon by a regular flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines from Singapore.

Sheikh Hasina, who arrived in Singapore on Sunday on a four-day official visit, was scheduled to return home on Wednesday.

Meanwhile in a message to the nation, the prime minister said she will return home to stand beside the families of the victims of air crash which claimed lives of 49 passengers on board of the flight of US-Bangla Airlines bound for Kathmandu from Dhaka.

Sheikh Hasina expressed her profound shock and grief at the deaths of many compatriot citizens and nationals of Nepal, China, the Maldives and some other countries.

She conveyed her deep sympathy to the members of the bereaved families.

The prime minister talked to her Nepalese counterpart Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli over phone soon after the tragic accident and assured him of giving all possible support in conducting the rescue operation and treatment of the injured persons.

An aircraft is ready with doctors and necessary medical equipment and manpower and it will reach Katmandu soon after resumption of the operation of the Tribhuvan Airport, she said.

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