At least 68 people have lost their lives when a domestic flight crashed in Pokhara in Nepal.
According to the country’s Civil Aviation Authority, the tiny Himalayan nation experienced its worst air disaster in three decades.
The hillside where the Yeti Airlines flight, carrying 72 people from the capital Kathmandu, crashed was being searched by hundreds of rescuers.
According to police official Ajay K.C., “Rescuers were having trouble getting to the scene, which was in a gorge between two hills close to the airport of the tourist town.”
According to the Aviation Safety Network database, the incident is the deadliest to occur in Nepal since 1992, when a Pakistan International Airlines Airbus A300 crashed into a hillside as it was making its approach to Kathmandu, killing all 167 aboard.
According to a statement from the aviation authority, At 10:50 am (05:05 GMT), the aircraft made contact with the airport from Seti Gorge and It crashed later.
Three infants and three kids were among those on board the twin-engine ATR 72 aircraft, according to a statement from the Civil Aviation Authority.
Five Indians, four Russians, one Irish, two South Korean, one Australian, one French, and one Argentinean were also among the passengers.