Mon 30-05-2022 12:19 PM
KATHMANDU, 30th May, 2022 (WAM) — Rescue workers in Nepal on Monday recovered 14 bodies as they scoured a remote Himalayan mountainside scattered with the wreckage of a small plane that crashed with 22 aboard, with officials saying the chance of finding survivors was slim.
Operated by privately owned Tara Air, the aircraft went down during cloudy weather on Sunday and was spotted by Nepal’s army earlier on Monday after search operations that were halted overnight were resumed, Reuters reported.
“There is very little chance to find survivors,” said Deo Chandra Lal Karna, a spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.
Tek Raj Sitaula, a spokesman for the Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, said bodies of 14 people had been found so far by rescue teams.
“The search for others is continuing,” Sitaula told Reuters.
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