Nepal plane crash with 72 onboard leaves at least 68 dead

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Foreign nationals from Australia, France, Ireland and India among the passengers onboard

At least 68 people were confirmed dead and hope faded for any survivors after a plane with 72 onboard crashed in Nepal, the Himalayan country’s deadliest aviation disaster in three decades.

“Thirty-one [bodies] have been taken to hospitals,” said police official, AK Chhetri, adding that another 36 were still in the 300-metre gorge the aircraft plunged into at the site in Pokhara in central Nepal.

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Written by Hannah Ellis-Petersen and agencies
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jan/15/nepal-plane-crash-with-72-onboard-leaves-at-least-16-dead under the title “Nepal plane crash with 72 onboard leaves at least 68 dead”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.