Myagdi plane crash: All bodies recovered, kin begin collecting mortal remains
POKHARA: Bodies of all 23 victims killed in the Myagdi plane crash yesterday were recovered while procedures began to hand over the bodies to their families, on Thursday.
Authorities handed over three identified bodies to their kin in Mustang district while mortal remains of other 20 persons were brought to Pokhara.
Gandaki Zonal Police Office chief, SSP Mahendra Pokharel, said bodies of three crew members - captain Roshan Manandhar, co-pilot Dikesh Nemkul and air hostess Rama Raut - were also identified and sent to Kathmandu to hand over to their families.
Another body was also sent to Kathmandu, according to Pokharel.
Of total 20 bodies brought to Pokhara, 11 have identified and six have been handed over to the kin. Five bodies, which have been identified but not handed over, are kept at the West Regional Hospital.
West Regional Administrator Shankar Koirala said the officials would try to identify other nine bodies till tomorrow. Upon their failure, the remains would be sent to Kathmandu for further examination, he said.
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