Suketar: The Nepal Army (NA) is sending the dead bodies of those killed in the helicopter crash, including Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari to Kathmandu today.
The NA’s chopper on Wednesday evening could only hook four dead bodies from the helicopter crash site to Suketar Airport. The task of collecting dead bodies remained affected and incomplete after rain and snowfall in the area.
After efforts to pick remaining dead bodies from the site were not materialized last evening, preparation now is being carried out to hook the bodies through NA helicopter.
Arjanu Bhandari, Chief District Officer, told RSS that the dead bodies will be sent to Kathmandu once brought to Suketar Airport.
The helicopter carrying a team including Minster Adhikari had crashed at Darebhir of Taplejung on Wednesday while returning Kathmandu via Pathibhara after undertaking an on-site feasibility study of airport construction in Chuhandanda of Terhathum.
Three of the five people, who died after a passenger bus heading towards Kathmandu from Kakarvitta of Jhapa met with an accident and fell into the Trishuli river this morning, have been identified. Of them four died on the spot while one died on the way to hospital, police said.