Bodies of Taplejung crash victims brought to TUTH for postmortem (In pictures)

Taplejung helicopter crash

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: All seven bodies of the Taplejung crash victims have been brought to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Kathmandu for postmortem and identification.

The bodies were taken to the hospital from the Tribhuvan International Airport after being airlifted from Suketar airport.

An Air Dynasty helicopter carrying Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari and his team had crashed shortly after take off in Taplejung district killing all on board.

Minister Adhikari, Managing Director of Yeti Airlines, Aang Tshiring Sherpa, Deputy Director-General of Civil Aviation Authority Nepal, Birendra Prasad Shrestha, and Director Durba Bhochhibhoya, Under-Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Yubraj Dahal, Captain Pravakar KC and security guard of Minister Adhikari, Arjun Kumar Ghimire were killed in the crash.

According to sources only two of the seven bodies are identifiable. Minister Adhikari’s body was not completely burnt while his body guard is identifiable with the help of the boots he was wearing.

Photos: Mukunda Kalikote