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US offers condolences to families and loves ones of the plane crash victim

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

The US today offered its sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims who were killed in a plane crash at the

A 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 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.

We offer our sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims, a State Department said.

We are not aware of any request for US assistance at this time, the said.

army spokesman said 50 people had died in the crash.

There were 33 Nepalese nationals on board flight UBG 211, a Dash 8 Q400. Others include 32 Bangladeshis, one Chinese and one Maldivian.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 00:55 IST