Injured of the Agni Air plane crash at Pokhara airport prior being ferried to Manipal hospital. Six passengers were rescued while fifteen other people have been killed after the Agni Airline's Jomsom-bound 9N Air India Golf (AIG) carrying 21 people on board crashed into Northern hills of Jomsom on Monday‚ May 14‚ 2012.
KATHMANDU: The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu confirmed that there were 16 Indian nationals on board the Agni Air plane that crashed in Jomson of Mustang district in western Nepal on Monday morning, killing 15 people including three crew members.
Six passengers among 21 people on board the Agni Air flight number 9N AIG, which had flown from Pokhara to Jomsom, were rescued alive from the crash site at the Jomsom Airport.
Issuing a statement this afternoon, the Indian mission said that 13 Indians on board the plane are feared to be dead but three others have been rescued alive.
The Indian Embassy identified the rescued Indian nationals as Tirumala Kidambi Sreekanth, Tirumala Kidambi Sreevardhini (9) and Tirumala Kidambi Sreepada (6). They are currently undergoing treatment at Manipal Hospital, Pokhara, it said.
“A Nepal Army chopper has left for Jomsom to bring the mortal remains of the deceased to Kathmandu,” the statement said.
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Name list of 16 Indian passengers
Mr.S K Arora
Mr M Handa
Mrs. M Arora
Ms. R Handa
Mr. K Arora
Ms. T Sachdev
Ms. G Sachdev
Mr. Sanaim Sudhar
Mr. G Raman
Mr. Kidambi Tirumala
Ms. Latha Echambade
Mr. Sreeva Kidamba Tirumala
Ms. SReepada Kidamba Tirumala
Expressing grief over the casualties, the Embassy said that it is maintaining close contact with the Nepali Nepalese authorities who are carrying out the search and relief operation at the
site of the crash.
It informed that the Embassy’s Pension Paying Office in Pokhara is providing active support and relief to the Indians being treated at the Manipal Hospital, Pokhara and for the prompt and proper evacuation of the mortal remains of the Indian nationals killed in the accident.
Also, a control room / information centre has been set up in the Lazimpat-based Indian Embassy, Kathmandu.
Following are the phone numbers of the information centre:-
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