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PM urged for steps to bring back crash victims' remains

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US Bangla Airlines on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to take steps in consultation with her Nepalese counterpart in bringing back the bodies of the deceased who were killed in a plane crash in Kathmandu on March 12.

Md Kamrul Islam, General Manager (Marketing Support and PR) of US-Bangla Airlines came up with the urge while talking to reporters at its Baridhara office today.

"The process for DNA test of those, who lost their lives in the fatal plane crash, is undergoing in a long process. That's why the bodies of the deceased could not be brought back in short time," he said.

Already, the Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shajahan Kamal and the official concerned of US Bangla Airlines are in Nepal, he said.

Besides, a number of relatives of the deceased have gone to Nepal for DNA test while few others could not go there due to passport difficulties. "We will provide necessary assistance to those, who failed to go Nepal," he said.

He said the remaining 10 Bangladeshis, injured in the crash, were being treated in Nepal. The US Bangla Airlines will provide necessary help to send them in Bangkok and Singapore for better treatment, if needed, he added.

Kamrul Islam said once the flight's black box is analysed the reason behind the crash can be identified.

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 Himalayan country of Nepal on Monday, leaving 51 people, including 26 Bangladeshis, dead.


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