Bangladesh announces one-day mourning for plane crash victims

Bangladesh announces one-day mourning for plane crash victims

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KATHMANDU, March 12, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Rescuers work at the plane crash site in Kathmandu, Nepal, on March 12, 2018. At least 49 people were killed and 17 injured after a passenger plane of the US-Bangla Airlines crashed at Nepal
KATHMANDU, March 12, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on March 12, 2018 shows the crash-landing site in Kathmandu, Nepal. A passenger plane of the US-Bangla Airlines crashed at Nepal
KATHMANDU, March 12, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Photo taken on March 12, 2018 shows the crash-landing site in Kathmandu, Nepal. A passenger plane of the US-Bangla Airlines crashed at Nepal
KATHMANDU, March 14, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Nepalese students participate in a candlelight vigil to pay respect to people killed in US-Bangla plane crash in Kathmandu, March 13, 2018. At least 49 people were killed and 22 injured after a passenger plane of the US-Bangla Airlines crashed at Nepal
KATHMANDU, March 14, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Nepalese students participate in a candlelight vigil to pay respect to people killed in US-Bangla plane crash in Kathmandu, March 13, 2018. At least 49 people were killed and 22 injured after a passenger plane of the US-Bangla Airlines crashed at Nepal
Dhaka, March 14 (IANS) Bangladesh will observe Thursday as a day of mourning for the victims of the US-Bangla Airlines plane crash in Nepal, officials said.
The Bangladesh Cabinet at an emergency meeting with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair on Wednesday made the decision, bdnews24.com reported. She cut short her Singapore visit following the aviation disaster that killed 51 people including 28 Bangladeshis.
As part of marking the mourning day, special prayers will be held at mosques, temples and churches and pagodas across the country.
The aircraft with 71 people on board crashed and burst into flames while landing at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday.
--IANS
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