Nepal plane crash: All bodies recovered

Kathmandu, Feb 25 (IANS) The authorities in Nepal’s western Myagdi district on Thursday said the bodies of all 23 victims of the previous day’s passenger plane crash have been recovered.

The bodies were being brought to a helipad in Surkepatal, 150 metres from the crash site in Soli Ghopte Bhir, a Nepal Army officer said.

The Twin Otter plane of Tara Air crashed on Wednesday in Dana of Myagdi district, killing all 23 people aboard, including three crew members, two infants and two foreigners — from Hong Kong and Kuwait, Xinhua news agency reported.

Security officials said the bodies would be brought for identification to Pokhara from where the ill-fated plane took off.

According to Nepal Army spokesperson Tara Bahadur Karki, civilian helicopters have already reached the crash site.

“We have got a report that the climatic condition is good after the snowfall on Wednesday evening, which had prevented airlifting of the bodies,” he added.

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