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Nepal plane crash: Sushma speaks to her B'desh counterpart, offers assistance

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today spoke to her Bangladeshi counterpart and expressed deepest condolences over the loss of lives in the crash of a aircraft in and offered all assistance.

The aircraft crashed and burst into flames while landing at Nepal's (TIA) at today, killing more than 50 people, a top Nepalese said.

"EAM @SushmaSwaraj spoke to & expressed deepest condolences & sympathies for the loss of lives in the crash of in today. EAM offered any assistance required in Kathmandu, and shared thoughts and prayers for those injured," tweeted.

The Dhaka-based US-Bangla Airlines is a private carrier that launched in July 2014 with the motto "Fly Fast Fly Safe".

The plane, en route to Kathmandu from Dhaka, with 67 passengers and four crew members caught fire after it careened off the runway during landing and crashed onto a football ground, TIA said.

There were 33 Nepalese nationals on board flight UBG 211, a Dash 8 Q400.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 23:20 IST