KATHMANDU- An airport official said that a Bangladeshi aircraft carrying 67 passengers and four crew crashed on Monday while coming in to land at the airport in the Nepali capital, Kathmandu, and that 17 people on board have been rescued.
Airport spokesman Birendra Prasad Shrestha said that the state of the other passengers operated by US-Bangla Airlines is still unclear.
He said, “We are trying to bring the fire under control. Details are awaited,” adding that the airport had been shut down and all other flights diverted.
“We’re now concentrating on evacuating the passengers.”
Television images in the country showed smoke rising from the crash site.
The latest reports say that at least 50 people have been killed.
The mountainous area of Nepal is known for air accidents. Small aircraft often run into trouble around the mountainous area.
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