Nepal Completes Rescue Operations for Crashed Plane

Yeti Airlines Flight 691 Crash Leaves No Survivors and 47 Bodies Identified

On Sunday last week, tragic news hit Nepal as Yeti Airlines Flight 691 crashed, leaving no survivors among the 72 travelers. Sudarshan Bartaula, airline spokesman informed EFE that authorities concluded their search and rescue mission without finding a single body, although DNA tests will be needed to ascertain if all remains have been collected. So far, 47 bodies have been identified and 30 have been returned to their families.

The delay in identifying the bodies is primarily blamed on the severity of the accident. Fragmented mortal remains of the deceased scattered at the site of the crash made DNA tests necessary which is the cause of the complaint from the relatives of the victims.

This is not the first air accident in Nepal as since 1960 when the first one was noticed, more than 900 people have died in over plane crashes. This accident is the third deadliest in the Himalayan country after two that occurred in 1992.

The Prime Minister of Nepal, Pushpa Kamal Dahal visited the hospital to meet the families and expedite the autopsies. EFE informed that the redistribution and redivision of all or part of the content of the EFE service is strictly prohibited without the express consent of Agencia EFE SA.

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