Egypt condoles with Nepal over victims of plane crash



Mon, 16 Jan 2023 - 11:10 GMT


Mon, 16 Jan 2023 - 11:10 GMT


CAIRO – 16 January 2023: Egypt expressed on its heartfelt condolences with the Nepalese government over the victims of the plane crash.

In a statement, Monday the Foreign Ministry reiterated Egypt's support of the people and government of Nepal over this tragic incident.

At least 68 people were confirmed dead and hope faded for any survivors after a plane with 72 onboard crashed in Nepal, The Guardian reported on Sunday.



“Thirty-one bodies have been taken to hospitals,” said police official, AK Chhetri, adding that another 36 were still in the 300-metre gorge the aircraft plunged into at the site in Pokhara in central Nepal.

The army said they had managed to retrieve 68 bodies from the debris of the crash but rescue efforts had been hampered by the treacherous terrain.

It was Nepal’s worst aviation disaster since 1992, when 167 people were killed when a Pakistan International Airlines flight crashed on approach to Kathmandu.




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