At Least 68 Reported Killed in Nepal Plane Crash
A plane crashed in Nepal Sunday morning — killing at least 68 people.
The Yeti Airline plane was carrying 68 passengers and 4 crew members when it crashed near Pokhara International Airport, the Kathmandu Post reported, citing an airline spokesperson. Two infants and 10 foreign nations were also on board.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal called an emergency meeting of cabinet members after the crashed, and ordered security personnel to immediately assist with rescue efforts, the news outlet reported.
Dahal said the plane was flying from the capital, Kathmandu, to Pokhara in central Nepal when it went down.
A rescue team has been sent to the crash site via helicopter, the Kathmandu Post said.
Breaking- #Yeti Airlines plane going from #Kathmandu to Pokhara #crashed.
Yeti Airlines ATR-72 aircraft crashes near Pokhara
68 passengers on board.#BreakingNews pic.twitter.com/Q1caOtysUF
— Chaudhary Parvez (@ChaudharyParvez) January 15, 2023
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