Nepal Plane Crash
Condolences pour in for families
Ritual expressions of condolences have flooded in from across the world to the bereaved families of those killed in the Monday’s crash of a plane of US-Bangla Airlines in Nepal.
Russian leader Vladimir Putin expressed deep sympathies to the families of those killed in the air crash in Kathmandu, according to a telegram posted on the Kremlin website on Monday, report agencies.
“Dear Mr President, dear Mrs Prime Minister, please accept my deep condolences in connection with accident of the plane of Bangladesh airlines Kathmandu airport, which caused human victims,” the telegram says.
“Please convey words of sincere sympathy and support to the families of the victims and wishes those injured a speedy recovery,” wrote the President.
The heads of Mission of the European Union, resident in Bangladesh, on Tuesday expressed their profound condolences over the deaths in US-Bangla plane clash in Kathmandu.
“Heads of Mission of the European Union, resident in Bangladesh, wish to express their heartfelt condolences to all victims of the plane crash of the US-Bangla flight in Kathmandu on March 12, and to their families, their governments and their peoples,” the EU mission chiefs said in a joint message of condolence.
It said, “The European Union is mourning the tragic incident and wishes the injured victims a prompt recovery”.
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) has also conveyed sincere condolences at the loss of precious lives in a tragic plane crash.
In separate letters to foreign secretaries of Bangladesh and Nepal, SAARC Secretary General Amjed Hussain B Sial expressed profound grief and sorrow over the tragic incident that claimed over 49 lives including women and children.
“Our sympathies are with the families of those who passed away in the sad incident," the secretary general said. He prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls and early recovery of the injured. At least 49 people including 26 Bangladeshis were killed when an US-Bangla flight from Dhaka crashed in Kathmandu.
The dead also include 21 Nepalese, one Chinese and a Maldivian. Besides, 10 Bangladeshis and 12 Nepalese survived the crash.
Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) expressed deep shock at the tragic deaths in the US-Bangla plane crash at a crash at Kathmandu Airport.
FBCCI president, senior vice-president, vice-president and the board prayed for the salvation of the departed souls.
The business leaders also expressed their deep sympathies to the members of the bereaved families. FBCCI also is praying for the recovery of the passengers under treatment at different hospitals at Nepal.
At least 50 passengers on board were killed in the plane crash, the Nepal police have confirmed.
During landing, the plane did not hit the runway and fell on the football field to the East of the airport, then the ship was completely burned.
The administration of the air Harbor assumes that the cause of the crash could be faulty equipment. Airstrips in Nepal are among the most difficult, even for experienced pilots due to the surrounding mountains.