19 US-Bangla plane crash survivors still hospitalised, 3 discharged
12:31 PM, March 14, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:29 PM, March 14, 2018

US-Bangla plane crash: 19 survivors still in hospital, 3 discharged

Nineteen survivors of the tragic plane crash in Kathmandu, including 10 Bangladeshis, are still being treated at different hospitals in Nepal.

On the other hand, three survivors, all Nepalese, were discharged from the hospital today, Rajkumer Chhetri, general manager of Tribhuvan airport told The Daily Star this morning.

Meanwhile, a six-member team that was formed in Nepal to investigate the US-Bangla aircraft crash will visit the crash site at 2:00pm (Nepal time) today, Chhetri added.

There were 71 people on the 78-seater Bombardier Dash 8, when it slammed on an empty field and burst into flames at the Tribhuvan International Airport on March 12, leaving 51 people dead.

The Bangladesh Embassy in Nepal yesterday released a list of the casualties mentioning that of the 32 Bangladeshi passengers on board, 22 died in the crash while 10 others were undergoing treatment in hospital.

8-member medical team ready to leave for Nepal

An eight-member medical team from Bangladesh is ready to go to Nepal, Professor AHM Enayet Hussain, additional director general at the Directorate General of Health Services, told The Daily Star.

The team will leave Dhaka for Nepal around 11:00am tomorrow, he said.

The team members are two orthopedics specialists, three are burn specialists, two are anesthesiologists and a forensic expert, he added.

DGHS DG Prof Dr Abul Kalam Azad, who is now Delhi, will go to Nepal to see the situation curtailing his tour, according to the DGHS. 



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