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US Bangla Airlines urges PM for steps to bring back bodies

National Desk
Published on : 14 March 2018, 04:53 PM
US Bangla Airlines urges PM for steps to bring back bodies


Md Kamrul Islam, General Manager (Marketing Support and PR) of US-Bangla Airlines today (Wednesday) has urged the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to take necessary steps to bring back the dead bodies of the Bangladeshi victims in Monday’s plane crash in the capital of Nepal. He made the request to the PM to consult with her Nepalese counterpart while talking to reporters at its Baridhara office. 

He said, ‘The DNA test is a lengthy process. Therefore, it will take time to find the identities of the victims and bring them back in short time.’

The Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shajahan Kamal and the officials concerned of US Bangla Airlines have already reached Nepal to quicken the process, he added.

Moreover, few relatives of the victims have gone to Nepal for DNA test while others could not due to passport difficulties. Kamrul said that his company will provide support to those who could not go to Nepal.

Ten Bangladeshis, who survived but injured in the crash, are being treated in Nepal and if required then the US Bangla Airlines will provide necessary assistance to avail better medical services in Bangkok and Singapore.

Kamrul Islam said once the flight’s black box is analyzed the reason behind the crash can be known.

The US-Bangla Airlines flight BS211, which flew from Dhaka to Kathmandu carrying 67 passengers and four crew members, crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital of the Himalayan country of  Nepal on Monday,  leaving 51 people, including 26 Bangladeshis, dead.

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