Rescuers have so far recovered 71 bodies from the Yeti Airlines plane crash site in Pokhara, western Nepal. On Tuesday, rescuers recovered the body of an accident victim from the banks of the Seti river. News from Kathmandu Post.
Kaski District Assistant Chief District Officer Anil Kumar Shahi said another body was found on Tuesday afternoon. The body of one of the two missing persons has been found. The body was found after the flow of the river subsided.’
Due to the difficult terrain, rescuers are struggling to recover the remaining bodies of the victims. Shahi said that the rescue operation will continue on Wednesday.
Yeti Airlines flight NYT 691 from Kathmandu to Pokhara crashed just before landing at New International Airport on Sunday morning. The incident is one of the worst air crashes in Nepal’s history.
Among the passengers were three newborns, three children and 62 adults.
According to Nepal’s Civil Aviation Authority, the passengers included 53 Nepalis, five Indians, four Russians, one Irish, one Australian, one Argentine, two Koreans and one French.