Around 32 individuals have found died on Sunday in an airplane crash nearby Pokhra district, Nepal.
There were 72 people, 4 flight members, and 68 passengers on the plane. The flight, ATR-72 was taken off from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
The national civil flight authority told that fifty-three passengers and 4 staff members were Nepali citizens. Further, 15 foreign passengers were on the flight. Among them, 5 were Indian citizens, 4 were Russian and 2 were Korean passengers on the flight. The reminder of passengers was from Australia, France, Argentina, and Ireland as well.
BREAKING: Yeti Airlines plane carrying more than 70 people crashes in Pokhara, Nepal pic.twitter.com/iUMQ4N16sE— BNO News (@BNONews) January 15, 2023
Currently, district administration and police are running the rescue operation anticipating saving survivors.
The aircraft had been passing from Kathmandu to Pokhara, approximately 129 kilometers (80 miles) west of the capital city, the nation’s state media Rising Nepal wrote in the report.
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Nepal’s new Prime Minister, Pushpa Kamal Dahal told that he was very saddened by the miserable accident.
Prime Minister Dahal also appealed to the security personnel and all government agencies to operate a quick rescue via Twitter.
Nepal, a country in the Himalayas with 8 mountains including Everest among the 14 highest in the world, has many records for plane crashes. The weather can change quickly and traffic is often in hard-to-reach areas.
In May, a Tara Airlines plane carrying 22 people crashed in the Himalayas at an altitude of 14,500 feet. According to the Aviation Safety Network database, it was the 19th domestic plane crash in a decade and the 10th fatal accident in the same period.