Bodies of Taplejung crash victims brought to Kathmandu

Rabindra Adhikari

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The mortal remains of the seven victims including Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari, who were killed in a helicopter crash in Taplejung district on Wednesday, have been brought to Kathmandu.

The bodies were airlifted from Suketar airport at 12:10 am today.

The Nepal Army chopper was able to hook only four dead bodies from the helicopter crash site at Dare Bhir to Suketar Airport on Wednesday evening. The task of collecting bodies of the victims remained affected and incomplete due to rain and snowfall in the area.

The helicopters carrying the bodies landed at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu at 1:25 pm today with improvement in weather. The bodies will be taken to the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital for postmortem before lifting to Tundikhel for final tribute.