Kathmandu. Nepal’s Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on Sunday directed security personnel and all government agencies to carry out an effective rescue operation after a Nepali passenger plane crashed near Pokhara airport.
The Prime Minister called an emergency cabinet meeting soon after the plane crashed. According to the news of ‘My Republica’ newspaper, the Prime Minister left for Tribhuvan International Airport to inquire about the horrific accident.
The flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara had 68 passengers and four crew members on board.
These included 10 foreign nationals. So far 32 bodies have been recovered from the accident site.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) said Yeti Airlines 9N-ANC ATR-72 aircraft had taken off from Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu at 10.33 am.
Pokhara is a famous tourist destination in this Himalayan country. While landing at Pokhara airport, the plane crashed on the banks of Seti river between the old airport and the new airport.
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