Nepal Plane Crash Victims: The relatives of the four Indians who lost their lives in the Nepal plane crash are still waiting to receive the bodies of their family members. Doing this, the third day passed on Saturday (January 21).
The Nepali authorities had started handing over the dead bodies to the relatives on Tuesday (January 17). Yeti Airlines plane crashed in Pokhara, Nepal on Sunday (January 15), in which 72 people on board lost their lives. When the plane met with an accident, there were 53 Nepali passengers and 5 Indians, 15 foreign nationals and four crew members.
These five Indians died in the plane crash
The five Indians who reportedly lost their lives in the accident were identified as Abhishek Kushwaha (25), Vishal Sharma (22), Anil Kumar Rajbhar (27), Sonu Jaiswal (35) and Sanjay Jaiswal from Uttar Pradesh.
According to the news agency PTI, the body of Sanjay Jaiswal was handed over to the relatives on Friday (January 20) and brought back home. However, the bodies of four other Indians could not be found by the family members who had been waiting for three days. Sonu Jaiswal’s father Rajendra Prasad was among the relatives who reached the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital to collect the dead bodies. A relative told that all four wanted to take the dead bodies at once. In the report quoting hospital sources, it has been told that the body of Vishal Sharma was identified on Saturday (January 21).
Postmortem of 49, 15 dead bodies handed over to relatives on Saturday
It has been told in the report that the postmortem of 49 bodies was completed by the hospital on Friday. Bodies of 22 Nepalese nationals were handed over to their families in Pokhara while a total of 12 bodies, including that of an Indian national, were handed over to their families on Friday. On Saturday, the hospital authorities handed over 15 more bodies to their families.
According to a doctor involved in the identification of the dead bodies, the marks given by the family members were not enough to identify the dead bodies. The doctor said, “We will try to verify the fingerprints of the bodies on Sunday (January 22).” At the same time, the Nepalese army said that it had searched the Seti river and surrounding areas on Saturday to find the remaining one body. I continued the search operation.