March 12, 2018 / 10:24 AM / 10 months ago

Rescue workers pull bodies out of plane wreckage in Nepal

Rescue workers work at the wreckage of a US-Bangla airplane after it crashed at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal March 12, 2018. REUTERS/ Navesh Chitrakar

KATHMANDU, (Reuters) - Rescue workers recovered badly burnt bodies from the wreckage of a Bangladeshi aircraft that crashed while coming in to land at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport on Monday, a Reuters witness said.

There were 71 people on board the plane and 17 had been rescued, an airport official said earlier. The number of dead and injured was not known.

A Reuters photographer said he could see bodies covered in cloth laid out near the tarmac of the airport.

Reporting by Navesh Chitrakar; Writing by Sanjeev Miglani; Editing by Robert Birsel

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