SAARC Secretariat express sorrow over US-Bangla plane crash
Kathmandu - SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Secretary General Amjad B Sial has expressed his grief over the loss of precious lives in the fatal crash involving the US-Bangla aircraft on Monday.
The aircraft carrying 71 people including four members of the crew was en route to Kathmandu from Dhaka of Bangladesh when it crashed while landing at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
The SARRC Secretary General on behalf of the SAARC Secretariat and on his own conveyed sincere condolences to the people and governments of Bangladesh and Nepal for the unexpected loss.
In his separate letters addressed to the Foreign Secretaries of Bangladesh and Nepal, the Secretary General further said, “Our sympathies are with the families of those who passed away in the sad incident." He also prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls, the Secretariat based in Kathmandu said in a press note today.
A total of 51 people (28 Nepalis, 28 Banlgadeshis and one Chinese) including the crew members have so far been confirmed dead in the crash-landing. Remaining 20 are receiving treatment at various hospitals in Kathmandu.