Only 9 of 36 Bangladeshis survive in US-Bangla Airlines crash in Kathmandu, confirmed State Minister of Foreign Affairs, Shahriar Alam. He said this in a post on his Facebook account at 10:27 pm, on Monday (March 12th).
Posting pictures of the list of pilot, crew and passenger names of the aircraft, he wrote that pilot was undergoing treatment at Norvic International Hospital. A crew is probably alive, but he is still missing.
There were 13 Nepali students of Ragib Rabeya Medical College of Sylhet onboard of the crashed US-Bangla plane. Among them, two female students survived. Medical College authorities could not confirm if others were alive. After the end of their examinations, 13 students including 11 female students were returning home on the flight.
In the meanwhile, a special flight of US-Bangla Airlines flew to Nepal`s capital Kathmandu with the relatives of the affected ones of the plane crash. The flight left the Shahjalal International Airport on Tuesday (March 13th) at 8:40 am.
The representatives of Civil Aviation Authority and the government were also accompanied by the relatives of the casualties. At the same time, seven officials of the US Bangla airline are going to Nepal on the same flight.