Nepal air crash: India condoles loss of lives, offers help

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India condoled the loss of lives in a Bangladesh airline’s crash in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu and offered any assistance required.

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj spoke to her Bangladesh counterpart and expressed deepest condolences and sympathies for the loss of lives in the crash of the US-Bangla Airlines in Kathmandu.

As many as 49 persons were killed and 22 injured when a passenger plane of the US-Bangla Airlines, flying to Kathmandu from Dhaka, with 71 on board crash-landed and exploded into a ball of flame at Nepal’s main airport on Monday.

Of the 71 people, four were crew members, 33 were Nepalis, 32 Bangladeshis, one Chinese and one Maldivian national.