Bangla Airlines suspends flight to Kathmandu following crash

Evarado Alatorre
Marcha 19, 2018

A first namaz-e-janaza was held there from 9:00am to 10:00am, an official at the mission in Kathmundu told The Daily Star.

Kathmandu sources reported that the US-Bangla Airlines has suspended flights to Kathmandu for an indefinite period following its passenger plane crash at Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport which left at least 51 people dead earlier this week.

Bangladesh's Ambassador to Nepal Mashfee Binte Shams said: "The namaj-e-janaza for the 23 victims of the plane crash has been held".

From there, the bodies will be taken to Bangladesh Army Stadium for a namaz-e-janaza, he added. They are- Alifuzzaman (BQ0626689), Pias Roy (BC0759899) and Mohammad Nazrul Islam (BH0461552). Rahmatullah, who is leading a team of Bangladeshi investigators in Nepal, made the remark while talking to reporters before leaving for Kathmandu to join the investigation.

Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director Alamgir Kabir told bdnews24.com on Sunday the aircraft was expected to land at Dhaka's Shahjalal International Airport at 4pm on Monday and that relatives had been asked to be there.

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Twenty-eight Bangladeshis, 22 Nepalis, and one Chinese citizen were killed in the deadly crash.

The aircraft, with 71 people on board, crashed while trying to land at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday.

According to the airline, the plane was carrying 32 passengers from Bangladesh, 33 from Nepal and one each from China and the Maldives.

They have been undergoing treatment in separate cabins of Dhaka Medical College Hospital's burn and plastic surgery unit.

Another injured - Eakub Ali - is scheduled to be taken to Apollo Hospital in New Delhi, and the other, Kabir Hossain, will be brought back home.

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