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Nepal Plane Crash: Out of 21 recovered bodies, 10 taken to base station

BY ANI, May 30, 2022 6:24 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Nepal Plane Crash 21 Bodies Recovered (Photo - ANI)

Out of 21 recovered dead bodies, Nepali Army took 10 bodies to the base station on Monday evening after a commercial passenger plane crashed onto the hills killing all 22 onboard.

As per the officials, only the bodies of 21 passengers out of 22 onboard were located at the crashed site. "Till now we have recovered 21 dead bodies. 10 bodies are carried back to the base station with the help of Mi-17 helicopter in Khabang," said Teknath Situala, the Spokesperson at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu who has been overseeing the rescue and search operation told ANI.

"Because of bad weather conditions rescue operation was very difficult even with 50-60 rescuers deployed. Three helicopters are also stationed which has been engaged in retrieving the bodies located by the rescuers from accident site to nearby base station," he added further.

Operated by Tara Air- a domestic air service provider, the turboprop aircraft en route to Jomsom from Pokhara crashed at an elevation of 14, 500 feets at the base of Manapathi peak in Mustang District on Sunday.

Search operation for the missing body is continuing in the Himalayas which as per the officials is engulfed by thick blanket of fog reducing the visibility.

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