PLANE CRASH

In coffins they would return

Muktadir Rashid | Published: 00:10, Mar 19,2018 | Updated: 00:18, Mar 19,2018

 
 

Shahin Bapary, who survived the Nepal Plane crash, is being taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital on Sunday for his treatment. — Ali Hossain Mintu

Most of them were travelling to Nepal on March 12 for making holidays, celebrating anniversary or on honeymoon while only a few were on official tour by a US-Bangla flight that crashed at Kathmandu airport.
They were supposed to return Dhaka on different flights. They are returning together on a Bangladesh Air Force plane today and in coffins.
Inter-Services Public Relations said that the military plane would return by 4:00pm but not sure with how many bodies.
The crash killed 49 people including 26 Bangladeshis.
Until Sunday, Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital identified bodies of 23 of the 26 Bangladeshis.
The bodies of Boishakhi Television journalist Foysal Ahmed, his friend Bilkis Ara Mitu Islam, Begum Hurun Nahar Bilquis Banu, Akhtara Begum, Planning Commission senior assistant chiefs Umme Salma and Nazia Afrin Chowdhury, software engineer Md Rokibul Hasan, development worker Md Rafiquz Zaman, his wife Sanzida Huque Bipasha, their child Aniruddha Zaman, land ministry’s retired joint secretary Md Hasan Imam, Meenhaz Bin Nasir and his wife Akhi Moni, freelance photographer FH Priok and his child Tamarra Prionmoyee, Runner Auto employees SM Mahmudur Rahman, Md Matiur Rahman and Md Nuruz Zaman Bablu, Dhaka University criminology department student Tahira Tanvin Shashi Reza were identified.
The bodies of the pilot Abid Sultan, co-pilot Prithula Rashid and crew Khawaja Saifullah and Sharmin Akhter Nabila were also identified.
The bodies of government contractor Alifuzzaman, medical student Pias Roy and retired banker Mohammad Nazrul Islam were yet to be identified, according to the Bangladesh embassy in Nepal.
Dhaka Medical College forensic department teacher Shohel Mahmud, now in Kathmandu, said that DNA-profiling would be done to identify the rest.
On the arrival of the bodies, all would be taken to the army stadium for Namaz-e-Janaza and from where those would be handed over to respective families, said US-Bangla Airlines general manager Kamrul Islam.
Of the 71 passengers and crew, 36 including, four crew, were from Bangladesh while 33 were from Nepal and one each from China and Maldives.
Of the 36 Bangladeshis, 10 were admitted to different hospitals in Kathmandu.
On Sunday, Shaheen Bapari, one of the survivors, reached Dhaka on a Biman Bangladesh Airlines flight and was admitted to the burn unit at Dhaka Medical College Hospital.
With him, six of the 10 Bangladeshi survivors – Mehedi Hasan, his wife Saiyada Kamrunnahar Shwarna, their relative Almun Nahar Annie, English medium teacher Shahreen Ahmed, and Rubaiyat Rashid – arrived in Dhaka from Kathmandu and were admitted to the burn and plastic surgery unit.
The survivors are under treatment of a 13-member medical team, led by burn unit coordinator Samanta Lal Sen, health services director general Abul Kalam Azad said.
Two more survivors, Rezwanul Hoque and Emrana Kabir, were moved to Singapore on March 14 and March 17 while two other survivors were under treatment in Nepalese hospitals.
United News of Bangladesh reported that Afsana Khanom, wife of slain pilot Abid Sultan, had a stroke Sunday morning.
Afsana was admitted to the National Institute of Neurosciences and Hospital where doctors conducted a surgery on her, said assistant professor of the institute Shiraji Shafiqul Islam.
She had multiple clotting in the right side of her brain and as a result her body’s left side became paralysed.
Joint-director of the institute Badrul Alam said that the operation was successful but the patient was still not out of danger.
Afsana has been kept at the intensive care unit and her condition will be known after 24 to 48 hours, the physician said, adding that Afsana was a diabetic patient and suffered the stroke because of stress.
Bangladesh Aircraft Accident Investigation Group chief Captain Salahuddin Md Rahmatullah on Sunday joined the Nepal-led investigation into the crash. 

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