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US-Bangla plane crash: 23 bodies handed over to families

Banglanews Team |
Update: 2018-03-19 9:40:03 AM
US-Bangla plane crash: 23 bodies handed over to families
Family members of the air crash victims are crying while taking the bodies at Army Stadium

FROM ARMY STADIUM: The bodies of 23 Bangladeshis, who died in the US-Bangla plane crash at Nepal airport on March 12, were handed over to families for burial on Monday afternoon (March 19) 

Before the hand over, the second namaj-e-janaza of victims has been held at Army Stadium in Dhaka while the first namaz-e-janaza was held at the Bangladesh embassy in Nepal.

Earlier, a special aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force carrying 23 bodies of the victims landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka at 4:05pm.

From the airport, the bodies were taken to Army Stadium. 

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader and Civil Aviation and Tourism minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal received the bodies at the airport.

At least 51 people were killed as flight BS211 of US-Bangla Airlines burst into flames at the Kathmandu airport in Nepal on March 12. The deadly crash claimed lives of 26 Bangladeshis, 22 Nepalese, and a Chinese.

Out of 26, 23 bodies have already been identified. The rest 3 are under process to be identified.

*2nd janaza of 23 plane crash victims held*

BDST: 1940 HRS, MAR 19, 2018

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