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5 Indians Among 72 On Board Nepal Plane That Crashed in Pokhara

POKHARA: At least 32 are feared to have died in the airplane crash in Nepal’s Pokhara. According to media reports, 5 Indians were on board the flight that crashed. Sudarshan Bartaula, a spokesperson of Yeti airlines, said, “10 foreign nationals, including 2 infants were on board.”

An ATR 72 aircraft belonging to Yeti Airlines carrying 72 people, including four crew members, crashed in Pokhara at 11 am today. Preliminary reports state that the aircraft with 68 passengers on board and four crew members crashed about 20 minutes after it took from Kathmandu for Pokhara. The plane caught fire after it crashed at the Pokhara International Airport in Nepal.

Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and Home Minister Rabi Lamichhane reached Tribhuvan Airport to understand the cause of the plane crash and review the rescue situation.

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