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Nepal plane crashes with 72 passengers onboard


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.

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