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Crash victims to be identified after retrieving bodies

2023 Jan 15, 19:32, Gandaki

Identification of the people who have died in the Yeti Airlines ATR-72 crash in Pokhara today morning will begin once all the bodies are retrieved, according to the Pokhara Academy of Health Sciences.

So far, a total of 60 bodies have been retrieved from the site where the air crash occurred. Altogether 72 people; 68 passengers and four crew members were onboard the plane that flew from the Tribhuvan International Airport to Pokhara at 10:33 am. 

Academy's Director Dr Bharat Khatri shared that they will begin authenticating the identity of the dead bodies once all of them are retrieved. As of now, 31 bodies have been taken to the Gandaki Hospital.

Efforts are underway to retrieve some bodies fallen deep down into the gorge with the help of a crane.


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