“I was travelling with my friend. When the aircraft was about to land it started turning left. People started shouting. We looked back and saw that the aircraft was on fire,” says Bangladeshi citizen Shahreen Ahmed, 29, one of the survivors of US-Bangla plane crash.
Shahreen Ahmed, 29 is undergoing treatment for burn injuries at Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital, reports The Himalayan Times.
“My friend told me to run ahead of him. But while we were running fire engulfed him. He fell down. People were burning, shouting and were falling down. Three people jumped from the burning craft. It was horrific. Fortunately, someone pulled me to safety,” Shahreen was quoted as saying according to The Himalayan Times.
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A teacher by profession, Shahreen had planned to visit Kathmandu and Pokhara.
“She has a Lisfranc injury on her right foot. We have put it in a cast. She will undergo surgery after the swelling subsides. She also suffered 18 per cent burns on her back,” Dr Nazir Khan, orthoresident at the hospital was quoted as saying according to The Himalayan Times.
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Another Bangladeshi citizen, Mehdi Hasan, was travelling by air for the first time. His wife, cousin and her daughter were accompanying him.
“My seat was at the back. When I saw fire I looked for my family. We tried to break open the window, but in vain. We were looking for someone to rescue us. My wife and I were rescued but my cousin and her daughter are missing,” he told THT.