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Nepal plane crash: 4 Indians killed were UP’s Ghazipur residents; 1 shot video aboard


The five Indians have been identified as Abhisekh Kushwaha (25), Bishal Sharma (22), Anil Kumar Rajbhar (27), Sonu Jaiswal (35), and Sanjaya Jaiswal

At least 69 people including five Indians lost their lives after a Nepalese passenger plane with 72 people onboard crashed into a river gorge on Sunday while landing at the Pokhara airport. Of the five Indians, four were planning to participate in paragliding activities in the tourist hub of Pokhara before the tragedy struck them.

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The four Indians had arrived in Kathmandu from India on Friday. “All the four were planning to enjoy paragliding in the lake city and tourist hub Pokhara. We came together from India in the same vehicle. They stayed in Gaushala near Pashupatinath Temple and then in Hotel Discovery of Thamel, before departing to Pokhara. They were planning to return to India from Pokhara via Gorakhpur,” said Ajay Kumar Shah, a resident of Sarlahi district in southern Nepal.

Four of the five Indians killed in the plane crash hailed from Ghazipur district in Uttar Pradesh. Ghazipur District Magistrate Aryaka Akhauri told PTI over phone that the administration has reach out to the affected families. “Our sub-divisional magistrate and other officials are meeting them. We are also in touch with the embassy…. We will do the needful after the recovery of bodies,” she said.

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