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Nepal plane crash: at least 40 are confirmed dead

Remains of the ill-fated plane that crashed in Nepal, this morning.

A plane crash in Nepal has claimed at least fourty lives, with several casualties, Yeti Airlines officials say.

The plane was flying from Kathmandu to the tourist town of Pokhara, when it crashed on landing, before catching fire.
On board of the ill-fated plane were 72 passengers, including other four crew members.

Following the plane crash, Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal called an emergency meeting of his cabinet where he urged all the state agencies to work on rescue operations. Nepal army spokesperson, Krishna Bhandar, while briefing the nation on the plane crash incident, said that they were expecting to recover more bodies.

Following the order from the Prime Minister, concerning the plane crash, there are currently some 200 soldiers who are leading the rescue mission, to attend to the casualties. “We expect to recover more bodies,” the army spokesman told Reuters, saying the plane “has broken into pieces”.

Of the passengers on board, 53 are said to be Nepalese. There were five Indian, four Russians and two Koreans on the plane. There was also one passenger each from Ireland, Australia, Argentina and France among others nationals.

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