As the rescue operation continues authorities of Tribhuwan International Airport announces the shutdown of the airport and canceled all domestic and international flights at TIA for five hours. However, it was resumed at 6 PM after clearance of debris.
According to sources, thirty-Three Nepali Citizens Are Reportedly travelling in Ill Fated US Bangala Airlines. Most of the Nepalese citizens are reportedly students.
By recovering thirty death bodies, rescue team is still searching other dead bodies. According to an update published by various media, out of 71 passengers 33 were Nepalese citizens. Out of 71 passengers, 37 Male and remaining are women and children. Out of 28 rescued from aircraft and taken to the hospitals, some were reportedly dead.
Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa Badal reached TIA to inspect the rescue operation.