US Bangla Dash 8 Q400 crash: Death toll rises to 51

Death count has reached to 51 following a tragic crash at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on 12th March, 2018. There were 49 fatalities previously but 2 out of 22 survivors died yesterday while undergoing treatment making it a total of 51 fatalities. The aircraft was carrying 67 passengers and 4 crew members.

Officials said the deceased, who died recently, were a Bangladeshi and a Chinese citizen.

Among the total fatalities, 22 are Nepalese citizen , 28 Bangladeshis and 1 Chinese citizen. As per the press release from Grande International Hospital, 4 of the survivors who are being treated at the hospital are out of danger zone.

Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) informed that the treatment of injured passengers is undergoing at various hospitals around the city and the mortal remains will be handed over to the grieving families and concerned persons after the post-mortem is over.

The National Human Rights Commission has requested respective authorities to effectively investigate the crash and prepare for preventing such disaster in future. The commission has urged to enhance air safety in Nepal.

Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba visited the injured people at KMC Hospital, Sinamangal yesterday and talked to the patients about the support of government on their effective treatment.

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