Over 50 passengers are feared dead feared dead as a US-Bangla airlines carrying 67 passengers and four crew crashed at Tribhuvan International airport in Nepal’s Kathmandu on Monday. Airport security sources said several passengers who were rescued in critical condition have been sent to the hospital while there were many bodies lying in a charred condition.
“We cannot give the exact number of casualty as we are still finding out all details. At the moment, our priority is to rush the victims to the hospitals,” sources from the spot said, adding the fire has now been controlled and that the rescue work is on.
The plane caught fire after it careened off the runway during landing and crashed onto a football ground near the airport, the Tribhuvan International Airport spokesperson, Prem Nath Thakur, was quoted as saying by the Kathmandu Post. The officials are yet to ascertain the reason behind the unusual landing. Plumes of black smoke could be seen rising from the football ground where the plane crashed.
All flights to and fro from the airport in Kathmandu have been halted.