Int’l community mourns plane crash deaths

Diplomatic Correspondent | Published: 00:50, Mar 14,2018 | Updated: 01:01, Mar 14,2018


International community on Tuesday offered their condolences at the death of dozens of passengers in the US-Bangla plane crash at Kathmandu airport in Nepal.
Russian president Vladimir Putin expressed his condolences to president Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina over the deadly plane crash.
Putin passed on words of sympathy and support to the victims’ families and wished a speedy recovery to all those injured, said a message received from Moscow, according to Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha.
Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj spoke to Bangladesh foreign minister AH Mahmood Ali and expressed condolences and sympathies for the loss of lives in the crash.
She also offered any assistance required in Kathmandu, and shared thoughts and prayers for those injured in the crash and with people of Bangladesh, according to Indian high commission in Dhaka.
Heads of missions of the European Union member countries in Dhaka expressed their condolences to families of victims of the plane crash, their governments and their peoples, according to a statement.
They were European Union head of delegation Rensje Teerink, Spanish ambassador Alvaro de Salas Gimenez de Azcarate, Netherlands ambassador Leoni Cuelenaere, Italian ambassador Mario Palma, Swedish ambassador Charlotta Schlyter, Denmark ambassador Mikael Hemniti Winther, British high commissioner Alison Blake, German ambassador Thomas Heinrich Prinz and French ambassador Marie-Annick Bourdin.
In separate letters to foreign secretaries of Bangladesh and Nepal, SAARC secretary general Amjed Hussain B Sial expressed profound grief and sorrow over the tragic incident that claimed scored lives.
United States embassy in Dhaka extended its sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims.
Canadian high commission in Dhaka said everyone at the high commission was saddened by the loss of lives by the crash of flight from Dhaka to Kathmandu.
At least 50 people died as an aircraft of US-Bangla Airlines from Dhaka to Kathmandu crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital of the Himalayan country on Monday, said officials. 

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