Kathmandu, March 13 : The Ministry of Home Affairs has extended deep sorrow over the loss of valuable lives in the US-Bangla airplane crash at Tribhuvan International Airport yesterday. Issuing a press statement today, the Ministry has extended heartfelt condolences to the all bereaved families, wished for speedy recovery of the injured and prayed for the eternal peace to the departed souls.
Besides, the Ministry has thanked those Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force personnel, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal and its subordinate bodies, firefighters, ambulance service providers, hospitals and all those who extended helping hands in the search and rescue efforts following the fatal crash. The Ministry has said that arrangements are in place to hand over the mortal remains of those killed in the crash to their families and relatives after post-mortem examinations.
A total of 51 people (28 Nepalis, 28 Banlgadeshi and one Chinese) including the crew members have so far been confirmed dead in the crash-landing by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Remaining 20 are receiving treatments at various hospitals such as Kathmandu Medical College, Norvic International Hospital, Medicity Hospital, Neuro Hospital, Grande International and OM Hospital in Kathmandu. The plane was en route to Kathmandu from Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh.