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Air crash: Relatives of Bangladeshi victims arrive in Nepal

IANS  |  Dhaka/Kathmandu 

Relatives of the victims of a plane crash in travelled to the nation on Tuesday to identify the deceased as investigators retrieved the flight data recorder from the wreckage of the plane.

The 78-seater Dash 8 aircraft with 71 people on board, 36 of whom were Bangladeshi, crashed on Monday at (TIA) during landing due to a communication error between the cockpit and the control tower, according to preliminary findings.

The horrific crash claimed the lives of 49 people, 25 of whom were from Another 22 suffered injuries and were receiving treatment in hospitals, the said in

"One of our flights already reached with 46 relatives and family members of victims and officials. We are now working on bringing the bodies back home and ensure medical treatment for injured victims," a for the US-Bangla Airlines, Kamrul Islam, told news.

TIA's said in that the flight data recorder had been recovered and an investigation into the cause of the crash begun.

The and airport authorities blamed each other for the aviation disaster, the worst suffered by the country since a 1992 (PIA) crash that claimed 167 lives.

Bangladesh's for Civil Aviation and Tourism A.K.and Foreign were in taking stock of the situation.

Two officials from Bangladesh's Ministry of Planning, who were travelling to for a regional symposium on and poverty alleviation in South Asia, were among the dead.

Meanwhile, the Kathmandu-based Secretariat of the (Saarc) conveyed condolences to the peoples and governments of and over the loss of lives in the horrific accident.



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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 16:02 IST