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PM condoles victims of TN fire, Nepal plane crash

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today extended his condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the fire in and expressed anguished over loss of lives in a plane crash in and prayed for early recovery of the injured.

Ten people, who were part of a trekking expedition, have been killed in a forest fire in the Western Ghats, the government said today.

My condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the fire. I hope that those who are injured recover soon, Modi said in a tweet.

A 36-member team 24 people from Chennai and 12 from Tiruppur and Erode districts on a trekking expedition reached on March 10. The team included 25 women and three children.

The also expressed anguish over loss of lives in plane crash.

Deeply anguished by the loss of lives due to the plane crash in My thoughts are with the families of the deceased and I pray that those injured recover at the earliest, he said in another tweet.

The Bangladeshi passenger aircraft crashed and burst into flames today while landing at the (TIA) here, killing at least 50 people, in Nepal's worst aviation disaster in more than 25 years.

The to Kathmandu flight, with 67 passengers and four crew members on board, caught fire after it careened off the runway and ploughed into a football ground near the airport, TIA said.

army spokesman said 50 people had died in the crash.

More than 20 injured were reportedly taken to for treatment of which seven were brought dead at the hospital. The remaining were undergoing treatment for serious burn injuries.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 00:20 IST