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Nepal: Plane crash at Kathmandu airport, 20 dead and several injured

By Team Pardaphash 
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According to the reports in media, plane today crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu resulting in the death of more than 20 people.

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The plane, operated by US-Bangla, a Bangladeshi airline, veered off the runway while landing on Monday afternoon, causing a blaze that firefighters have been tackling.

About 67 passengers were thought to be on board and seventeen people on board have been rescued so far, the authorities say.

Photos and video posted on social media showed smoke rising from an airport runway. The plane was identified in local media as S2-AGU, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, but this has not been officially confirmed.

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