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India condoles loss of lives in Kathmandu air crash, offers help

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Monday condoled the loss of lives in a airline's crash in Nepal's capital and offered any assistance required.

"spoke to her counterpart and expressed deepest condolences and sympathies for the loss of lives in the crash of the in Kathmandu," Ministry of External Affairs tweeted.

Kumar said Sushma Swaraj "offered any assistance required in Kathmandu, and shared thoughts and prayers for those injured".

As many as 49 persons were killed and 22 injured when a passenger plane of the US-Bangla Airlines, flying to from Dhaka, with 71 on board crash-landed and exploded into a ball of flame at Nepal's main airport on Monday.

Police confirmed the death toll.

The 78-seater Dash 8 aircraft caught fire after it skidded off the runway at the (TIA) while landing and crashed onto a field apparently due to technical glitches.

Of the 71 people, four were crew members, 33 were Nepalis, 32 Bangladeshis, one Chinese and one Maldivian national, said TIA



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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 23:42 IST