Nepal's Airplane Crash Rescue Work Suspended, 4 Still Missing

68 bodies have been recovered from the crash site in Pokhara, Nepal. Four others are still missing. 

Nepal Airplane Crash
Crashed Airplane in Nepal. Photo: Collected from BBC, Nepal

Pokhara: Nepal's aviation authority has confirmed that the rescue team stopped the task and counted 68 bodies.

Meanwhile, the rescue work of the crashed plane has been suspended due to darkness. The country's army said that rescue operations will resume on Monday.

The ATR 72 model aircraft of Yeti Airlines, a private airline operator of Nepal, was traveling from the capital Kathmandu to Pokhara. The plane crashed in Kaski district of Pokhara on Sunday morning. The plane had 68 passengers and 4 crew members.

15 of the passengers were foreign nationals. They include five Indians, four Russians, two South Koreans and one each from Ireland, Australia, France and Argentina.

The country's aviation authorities said that 68 bodies have been recovered from the crash site so far. Four others are missing, a Nepal airport spokesman said.

But an eyewitness told the media after the crash that he saw two people taken to hospital with serious injuries. 

However, the authorities have not said anything about this yet. They say, out of 72 passengers, 68 bodies have been recovered, the remaining four are missing.

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