At least 50 dead in US Bangla aircraft crash in TIA

Published : 12 Mar 2018, 16:14

Jagoroniya Desk

A US-Bangla airlines aircraft has crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu today.

According to TIA spokesperson Prem Nath Thakur, the aircraft careened off the runway during landing and crashed onto a football ground near TIA. The aircraft with call sign S2-AGU took off from Dhaka and landed at TIA at 2:20 pm.

The aircraft caught fire following the crash. Rescue team of TIA and Nepal Army personnel have been engaged in rescue operation.

TIA officials say at least 50 people have been reported dead. Rescue operation is underway

The Nepali media say, 17 are in hospitals in vey serious conditions.

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