Air crash: High-level Bangladeshi team to visit Nepal

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Kathmandu, March 13 (IANS) A high-level Bangladeshi team, including Minister for Civil Aviation and Tourism A.K.M. Shahjahan Kamal and Foreign Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, will arrive in Nepal on Tuesday following the US Bangla Airlines’ passenger plane crash that claimed 49 lives.

The team will take stock of the situation and the dead and injured in the Monday plane crash at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the Kathmandu Post reported.

There were 71 passengers on the ill-fated plane, including four crew members, 33 Nepalis, 32 Bangladeshis, one Chinese and one Maldivian national.

Twenty two survivors were receiving treatment in hospitals.

Meanwhile, the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) Secretariat conveyed condolences to the people and governments of Bangladesh and Nepal over the loss of lives in the horrific accident.

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–IANS

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