PM Dahal calls emergency Cabinet meeting

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has called an emergency Cabinet meeting following the plane crash in Pokhara on Sunday.

The meeting has been called for 1 pm today.

Expressing his sadness over the plane crash, Prime Minister Dahal called the emergency Cabinet meeting, the PM’s Secretariat said.

He has directed the Home Ministry, security agencies and all the government agencies to carry out effective rescue operations.

Prime Minister Dahal has left for Tribhuvan International Airport to take stock of the accident.

A Yeti Airlines plane with 72 people on board crashed at Phewa Khoch in Pokhara this morning.

Police said that there were 68 passengers and four crew members on the aircraft.

The plane that took off from Kathmandu this morning met with an accident at 11: 10 am today.

There was no immediate report on whether anyone survived.

According to Yeti Airlines spokesperson Sudarshan Bartaula, police have recovered 16 bodies from the incident site so far.

He said that Nepal Army, Armed Police Force and Nepal Police personnel along with locals are carrying out rescue operations.

Fire engines of Pokhara Metropolitan City are also trying to douse the fire.

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