Bodies of 23 plane crash victims arrive in Dhaka

Published : 19 Mar 2018, 17:21

Jagoroniya Desk

The bodies of the 23 Bangladeshis, who were killed in US-Bangla plane crash in Kathmandu, arrived here on Monday afternoon.

A cargo plane of Bangladesh Air Force, carrying the bodies, landed at the Shahjalal International Airport in the city at 4 pm, said Kamrul Islam, general manager, marketing support and PR of US Bangla Airlines .

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader and Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Shajahan Kamal were present at the airport. 

The 2nd namaz-e-janaza of the Bangladeshis plane crash victims will be held at Army Stadium, said Rezaul Karim, assistant director of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Earlier, the first namaz-e-janaza was held at Bangladesh Mission in Kathmandu at 9am on Monday.

A total of 23 bodies were identified till Sunday. Their respective passport numbers are provided in parentheses.

The identified 23 bodies are-- Foysal Ahmed (AG7611296), Bilkis Ara (BC0049030), Akhtara Begum (BQ0966082), Begum Hurun Nahar Bilquis Banu (BL0077261), Akhtara Begum ( BQ0966082), Nazia Afrin Chowdhury ( 0C0196215), Md Rokibul Hasan (BF0245028), Sanzida Huque (BL0129840), Md Hasan Imam (BL0077270), Meenhaz Bin Nasir (BL0948957), Akhi Moni ( BA0546584), F H Priok (BE0269054),Tamarra Prionmoyee (BR0896359), Md Motiur Rahman (BA0594388), S M Mahmudur Rahman (BA0594388), Tahira Tanvin Shashi Reza (BB0778372), Umme Salma (0C5084403),Aniruddha Zaman (BP0122973), Md Nuruz Zaman (BF0621111), Md Rafiquz Zaman (BL0601965), Pilot Abid Sultan (BE0760912), Co-pilot Prithula Rashid (BF0430528), Crew Khwaja Hossain Mohammad Shafey (AF3028136), Crew Sharmin Akhter Nabila (BE0925527).

The three bodies are yet to be identified. They are- Alifuzzaman (BQ0626689), Pias Roy (BC0759899) and Mohammad Nazrul Islam (BH0461552).

At least 49 people, including 26 Bangladeshi nationals, were killed as the US-Bangla Airlines aircraft crashed and burst into flames at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital of Himalayan county Nepal on Monday last.

Source: unb

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