Nepal Plane Crash kills at least 69

Rescue teams at the wreckage after the Yeti Airlines ATR 72-500 aircraft crashed in Pokhara, Nepal on Sunday © Bijaya Neupane/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Yeti Airlines flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara at 10:32 on the morning of January 15, 2023, crashed while landing at Pokhara International Airport.

The death toll in the plane crash in Nepal rose to 69 according to the latest figures by Yeti Airlines. There were 72 passengers including 4 crew members in the aircraft. Among them are 53 Nepalese, 5 Indians, 4 Russians, 2 Koreans, 1 Argentine, 1 Australian, 1 Irish and 1 French citizen. So far, 69 people have been confirmed dead in the accident.  Rescue operation of the remaining 3 persons is ongoing.

Deepak Sahi, an eye-witness to the plane crash in Nepal’s Pokhara said: “We heard a loud sound and came rushing to the spot (where the plane crash happened). There we could spot a few injured people and dead bodies in the debris.” Another witness said, “We were in our houses when we heard a loud sound and saw a huge cloud of smoke (at the spot where a plane crashed). We rushed to the spot with our friends and made efforts to save the injured people.”

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