At least 25 Bangladeshis are among the 49 people killed in US-Bangla Airlines plane crash at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.
The dead included 14 men, nine women, a boy child and a girl child.Eleven Bangladeshis, including pilot Adib Sultan, survived the deadly incident but co-pilot Prithula Rashid died on the spot.
A foreign ministry statement said Bangladeshis killed in the crash are Foysal Ahmed, Yakub Ali, Alifuzzaman, Bilkis Ara, Begum Hurun Nahar Bilquis Banu, Akhtara Begum, Nazia Afrin Chowdhury, Md Rakibul Hasan, Sanzida Haque, Md Hasan Imam, Mohammad Nazrul Islam, Akhi Moni, Meenhaz Bin Nasir, FH Priok, child Tamarra Prionmoyee, Md Motiur Rahman, SM Mahmudur Rahman, Tahira Tanvin Shashi Reza, Pias Roy, Umme Salma, child Aniruddha Zaman, Md Nuruz Zaman, Md Raiquz Zaman, Prithula Rashid (co-pilot) and Khwaja Hussain (crew).
Of them, Foysal Ahmed was a reporter of Boisakhi TV, Alifuzzaman hailed from Khulna and was a BCL leader and Sanzida Haque was the coordinator of Sushashoner Jonno Nagorik (Sujan), her husband Raiquz Zaman and six-year old son Aniruddha Zaman.
The Bangladeshis who survived the accident are Shahreen Ahmed, Almun Nahar Annie, Md Shahin Bepari, Mehedi Hasan, Emraan Kabir Hashi, Md Kabir Hossain, Sheikh Rashed Rubayet, Saiyada Kamrunnahar Shwarna and Md Rezwanul Haque were admitted Nepal hospitals.
Of the injured, eight people are men and three are women. A former student of Dhaka Residential College, pilot Abid was also a flight lieutenant of Bangladesh Air Force.