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Agni Air crashed in Jomsom claims 16 passangers

May 14 , 2012, Pokhara – After days of a hoax of plane crashed in Nepal, A real crash occurred In south Western Mountain city of Jomsom which claimed 16 passengers and 6 others injured critically.

 A plane belonging to Agni Air crashed Monday morning in Jomsom in northwestern Nepal, killing 15 while 6 others surviving the crash, Nepal Army confirmed.
Reports suggest that the plane crashed after it slammed into a hill close to Jomsom near Mount Annapurna.

Ramindra Chettri, Nepal Army spokesperson, told reporters that 15 bodies have been recovered and six people who were rescued are undergoing treatment at hospital in Pokhara.

“A Nepal Army MI-17 helicopter has flown to the crash site to bring the bodies to the capital,” Chettri said.

He added that there were 3 crew members and 18 foreign passengers including 16 Indians on board.

The Jomsom Airport, about 200 km northwest of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu, is a gateway to a popular tourist and trekking destination along with pilgrimage for the Hindus to Muktinath Temple in Mustang.

Story Highlight:
• A plane crashed Monday morning in northwestern Nepal, killing 15 while 6 others surviving the crash.
• Reports suggest that the plane crashed after it slammed into a hill close to Jomsom.
• Nepal Army spokesman said 15 bodies have been recovered and the rescued are undergoing treatment.

Grief and condolences:

Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai has expressed the feeling of intense sorrow over the crash of Agni Airline’s Jomsom-bound 9N Air India Golf (AIG), which killed at least fifteen people on board on Monday morning.

Issuing a press statement today, he also expressed his condolences to the crash victims and wished for the speedy recovery of the injured. Six passengers in the ill-fated plane were rescued.

Meanwhile, Nepali Congress (NC) has also expressed its condolence to the victims and sympathy to the grief-stricken families.

There were 16 Indian nationals, two Westerners and three crew members on board.

Issuing a press statement signed by NC leader Ram Chandra Paudel, NC has also demanded a probe into the tragedy.

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