PM Sheikh Hasina says to provide assistance in Bangladeshi plane crash in Nepal
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina offered her country’s assistance on Monday (March 12) to authorities in Nepal, after a fatal US-Bangla Airlines crash in Kathmandu left 49 dead.
Speaking during her first official visit to Singapore, Hasina also expressed her condolences and said she was in touch with the prime minister of Nepal regarding the incident.
The Bangladeshi airliner crashed in cloudy weather on Monday as it came in to land at the Nepalese capital’s airport, officials said. 71 people were on board the plane arriving from Dhaka when it was reported to have clipped the fence and burst into flames.
A senior airport official in Kathmandu on Tuesday (March 13) said investigators had retrieved the flight data recorder from the wreckage of the passenger plane.