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Nepal Airlines brings bodies of 18 Nepal migrant workers from Malaysia

National flag-carrier yet to bring 37 more bodies from Malaysia

2021 Jan 23, 21:26, Kathmandu
Staffers carrying the coffins of Nepali migrant workers at Tribhuvan International Airport, in Kathmandu on Saturday, January 23, 2021. Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) wide-body aircraft A220 brought the bodies of Nepalis who died in Malaysia due to various causes. Photo: RSS

Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) today repatriated the bodies of 18 Nepali nationals from Malaysia. The national flag-carrier brought the bodies from its wide-body A330 aircraft.

The bodies are of those Nepalis who had gone to Malaysia in course of foreign employment and died there due to various causes.

The aeroplane carrying eighteen dead bodies and mortal remains of one Nepali landed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu today. NAC has been bringing the bodies of the Nepalis from abroad as part of its corporate social responsibility.

"Since NAC is a national flag-carrier, it should not only focus on profit. It is equally responsible and committed to fulfilling social responsibility along with service and facilities to citizens," NAC Co-Spokesman Sulekh Mishra said.

The NAC brought the bodies and the mortal remains in coordination with the Nepali Embassy in Malaysia. There are 37 more bodies of Nepalis remaining to be brought to Nepal, the NAC source said quoting the Nepali Embassy. NAC has stated that necessary preparations are being made to repatriate the remaining bodies as well.

NAC has been operating regular flights to Kuala Lumpur via its narrow-body aircraft. It is using the wide-body aircraft only for the purpose of bringing the bodies. The wide-body plane has the capacity of carrying18 coffins.

Source: RSS


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