Dozens killed in US-Bangla Airlines crash in Kathmandu

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    Nepalese rescuers stand near a passenger plane from Bangladesh that crashed at the airport in Kathmandu [AP]

    At least 39 people have been confirmed dead, when a plane carrying more than 70 people crashed at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in the Nepali capital, Kathmanduaccording to authorities.

    The US-Bangla Airlines “caught fire after it careened off the runway during landing and crashed onto a football ground near TIA”, the Kathmandu Post reported on Monday.

    Manoj Neupane, deputy inspector general for the Nepali police, told Al Jazeera that at least 31 people were killed at the crash site, while eight others died in the hospital. 

    At least 23 passengers have been rescued and sent to city hospitals for treatment.

    Another official told Al Jazeera that at least 33 of the passengers were Nepali nationals.

    Kathmandu Post quoted airport officials as saying that there were at least 37 male, 27 female and two minor passengers aboard the plane.

    The Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft took off from the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka, to the Himalayan capital on Monday morning. 

    Images first posted on social media showed workers at the airport standing at the runway and grounds, as thick smoke was seen rising in the background.  

    Rescuers were later seen crowding around the plane, which was turned upside-down and badly burned. 

    View the original article: https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/03/bangla-plane-crash-lands-kathmandu-airport-casualty-feared-180312090642034.html

    Additional reporting by Roshan Sedhai in Kathmandu

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