Kabul: At least 68 people died in Nepal after a plane carrying about 72 people from capital Kathmandu crashed in Pokhara this morning.
The plane was flying from the capital Kathmandu to Pokhara when it crashed. Pokhara is a bustling tourist town about 200km (124 miles) west of Kathmandu.
There were 72 people on the aircraft, including four crew members, said airline spokesman Sudarshan Bartaula.
The plane had 5 Indians, 4 Russian, 1 Irish and two South Korean nationals onboard when it crash, Nepal airport official said.
A committee to investigate the crash has been formed by the government.
The crash is Nepal’s deadliest since March 2018, when a US-Bangla Dash 8 turboprop flight from Dhaka crashed on landing in Kathmandu, killing 51 of the 71 people on board, according to Aviation Safety Network.