A plane with 72 passengers has crashed in Pokhara, Nepal. The plane crashed in Kaski district of Pokhara on Sunday morning local time.

The Yeti Airlines flight was traveling from the capital Kathmandu to Pokhara. The plane crashed between Pokhara’s old airport and the new international airport. Of the 72 passengers on board, 68 were passengers and 4 were crew.

The plane caught fire as soon as it crashed. Rescue workers are conducting operations. Pokhara International Airport has been closed after the plane crash.

Yeti Airlines spokesman Sudarshan Bartaula told the Kathmandu Post that at least 12 bodies have been recovered from the plane crash. It is not yet known what happened to the rest of the passengers.

(January 15/DM)