US-Bangla plane crash: Bodies of 17 Bangladeshi victims identified
18 Mar 2018, 11:02
After five days of the US-Bangla Airlines aircraft crash in Kathmandu of Nepal, the names of 17 Bangladeshi nationals, 9 Nepali and one Chinese national were announced by the joint team of Nepal and Bangladesh doctors on Saturday.
The bodies were identified through their fingerprint identification, said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here. Their respective passport numbers are provided in parentheses.
The Bangladeshis are: Foysal Ahmed (AG7611296), Bilkis Ara (BC0049030), Akhtara Begum (BQ0966082), Md Rokibul Hasan (BF0245028), Sanzida Huque (BL0129840), Md Hasan Imam (BL0077270), Meenhaz Bin Nasir (BL0948957), Tamarra Prionmoyee (BR0896359), Md Motiur Rahman (BA0594388), S M Mahmudur Rahman (BA0594388), Tahira Tanvin Shashi Reza (BB0778372), Aniruddha Zaman (BP0122973), Md Nuruz Zaman (BF0621111), Md Rafiquz Zaman (BL0601965), Pilot Abid Sultan (BE0760912), Co-pilot Prithula Rashid (BF0430528), Crew Khwaja Hossain Mohammad Shafey (AF3028136).
Identities of the rest of the victims will be confirmed on Sunday, it said.
On March 12, at least 49 people, including 26 Bangladeshis, died as an aircraft of US-Bangla Airlines from Dhaka to Kathmandu crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital of Himalayan country of Nepal.
Of the 10 Bangladeshi survivors of the crash, five have been brought back and admitted to the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital. They are Shahreen Ahmed, Mehedi Hasan, Saiyada Kamrunnahar Shwarna, Almun Nahar Annie and Sheikh Rashed Rubayet.