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68 feared d£ad as a passenger plane [email protected] in Nepal – Instablog9ja

Dozens of people have been k#lled after a plane with 72 people on board [email protected] near an airport in central Nepal.

Reuters reports that at least 68 people were k#lled when the Yeti Airlines flight [email protected] before [email protected] fire in Pokhara on Sunday, January 15.

Hundreds of rescue workers were scouring the hillside where the Yeti Airlines flight, carrying 72 people from the capital Kathmandu, went down.

Local TV showed rescue workers scrambling around broken sections of the aircraft. Some of the ground near the [email protected] site was scorched, with licks of flames visible.

The plane made contact with the airport from Seti Gorge at 10:50 a.m. (0505 GMT), the aviation authority said in its statement. “Then it [email protected]

Police official Ajay K.C. said rescue workers were having difficulty reaching the site in a gorge between two hills near the tourist town’s airport.

Several critically inj¥red survivors were taken to hospital, unconfirmed reports said.

📸: Reuters/AP