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Plane with 72 people onboard crashes in Nepal

A Yeti Airlines passenger plane carrying 68 passengers and four crew members crashed between an old airport and Pokhara International Airport in Nepal on Sunday.

Rescue operations are said to be underway and the airport is closed for the time being. Visuals of the incident showed the plane on fire after the crash.

At least 16 bodies have been found, an army spokesman said. “We expect to recover more bodies. The plane has broken into pieces,” the spokesman added.

Two infants were on the Yeti Airlines plane that crashed in Nepal on Sunday, airlines’ spokesman Sudarshan Bartaula said.

The aircraft was also carrying several foreigners including five Indians, four Russians, two Koreans, one French, one Argentinian, one Irish and one Australian.

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