US-Bangla Crash victim sent to Singapore for further treatment

-KATHMANDU

Dr Rezwanul Haque Shaon, a severely burnt passenger of the US-Bangla Airlines flight 211 that crashed in Nepal on March 12, 2018, has been sent to Singapore for better treatment on Wednesday.

Apart from him, two other Bangladeshis and a Nepali national were also scheduled to be taken to other countries from the hospitals in Kathmandu for better treatment.

Likewise, One of the two Bangladeshi survivors was set to be taken to India.

Rezwanul’s father Dr Mozammel Haque and uncle Md Abdul Wadud said the air ambulance carrying Rezwanul took off for Singapore at 8pm local time, adding that US-Bangla Airlines was bearing all costs.

Rezwanul, assistant registrar at Rangpur Medical College Hospital, would be admitted to Singapore General Hospital, they said. Until Wednesday, he was admitted to OM Hospital in Kathmandu.

Talking about his son’s condition, a grief-stricken Mozammel said: “He is in critical condition. He suffered 40% burns on his body, including on his face, thighs and buttock.”

“My daughter-in-law was killed and my son is fighting for his life. However, the Bangladesh Embassy in Nepal is helping us and has established contact between us and the Bangladesh Embassy in Singapore.”

Rezwanul and his wife Tahira Shashi, a student at the Criminology Department in Dhaka University, were on their way to Nepal to celebrate six years of their marriage.

Tahira had posted their anniversary celebration plans on Facebook from the airport, which unfortunately went very wrong.

At least 50 people, including 26 Bangladeshi nationals, were killed when a US-Bangla Airlines aircraft crashed and burst into flames in Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday.

The plane was carrying 67 passengers’, along with four cabin crew onboard.

Of the passengers, 36 were from Bangladesh, 33 from Nepal and one each from China and the Maldives.