More than 60 bodies, including that of 5 Indians have been handed over to the relatives of the people who died in the Yeti Airlines crash. The flight was from Kathmandu to the tourist town of Pokhara. The Nepalese authorities on Tuesday started handing over the bodies to family members.
A total of 72 people were there on board. 53 Nepalese passengers and 15 foreign nationals, including 5 Indians, and four crew members were on board the aircraft at the time of the crash. The bodies of all five Indians – Abhisekh Kushwaha, 25, Bishal Sharma, 22, Anil Kumar Rajbhar, 27, Sonu Jaiswal, 35, and Sanjaya Jaiswal – had been handed over to their respective family members.
Postmortem was performed on 70 bodies at the Forensic Department of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital. The bodies of four identified persons are yet to be handed over to their families, the statement said, quoting hospital sources.
The mortal remains of the four Indian men, who died in the Yeti Airlines crash in Nepal on January 15, reached their homes in Ghazipur in the early hours of Tuesday.
According to mobile phone footage, the plane rolled sharply as it approached the runway. It then hit the ground in the gorge of the Seti River, just over a kilometre from the airport. It is the country’s deadliest plane crash in the last 30 years.