DNA profiling of 5 unidentified bodies this week

Says general manager of Tribhuvan International Airport
DNA profiling of 5 unidentified bodies of US-Bangla plane crash
Some of the bodies recovered from the wreckage of the US-Bangla aircraft that crashed in Nepal. Photo: AFP/files

It will take about two or three days to identify those still unidentified in the crash of the ill-fated US-Bangla Airlines plane that went down and killed 51 people, including 26 Bangladeshis, last week.

Among those still unidentified are three Bangladeshis and two Nepalese, Raj Kumar Chhetri, general manager at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), told The Daily Star this morning.

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“It will take about two or three days to complete the DNA profiling of the five unidentified bodies. After DNA profiling, we will hand over the bodies to their relatives,” Chhetri said.

On March 12, 51 people were killed, including 26 Bangladeshi nationals, when the US-Bangla Airlines plane crashed in Nepal’s Tribhuvan International Airport while landing.

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Yesterday, 23 coffins, bearing the bodies of deceased Bangladeshi nationals, were flown back to the country from Nepal. A namaz-e-janaza was held at Army Stadium to pray for their departed soul.