|State TV reports that when a plane carrying 72 people crashed in Nepal, at least 68 people died.|
At least 68 people were killed in the Nepalese jet accident on Sunday morning, according to reports and an army official.
According to a spokeswoman for the company, the Yeti Airline aircraft was carrying 68 passengers and 4 staff members when it crashed nearby Pokhara International Airport. Ten other countries and two newborns were also on board.
Following the disaster, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal convened an urgent cabinet meeting and instructed security officers to start aiding rescue operations right once, according to the news source.
According to Dahal, the crashed aircraft was traveling from Nepal's main city of Kathmandu to Pokhara in the country's center.
The Kathmandu Post reported that a rescue crew had been flown by helicopter to the disaster scene.
Army spokesperson Krishna Bhandari stated, "We anticipate to recover more bodies." The airplane has disintegrated into fragments.
Social media videos of the accident show smoke and flames coming from the wrecked twin-engine ATR 72.