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Nepali medical students from Sylhet college in US-Bangla Airlines crash

Nepali medical students from Sylhet college in US-Bangla Airlines crash
From left, top row: Anjila Shrestha, Algina Baral, Ashna Shakya, Shweta Thapa, Neega Maharjan, Sanjaya Maharjan. From left, bottom row: Charu Baral, Princy Dham, Samira Byanjankar, Saruna Shrestha, Meeli Maharjan, Sanjaya PoudalDhaka Tribune

At least two have survived among the 13 Nepali students, while the fate of the other remain uncertain

A total of 13 Nepali students from the Ragib Rabeya Medical College in Sylhet were on board the US-Bangla Airlines plane which crashed in Kathmandu on Monday.

College Principal Abed Hossain said the students were taking advantage of a two-month break to go home before the final year results are published.

“According to our consultant in Nepal, all of them died in the crash,” he said.

He claimed the information came from one of the college consultants based in Nepal.

Also Read- US-Bangla plane crashes in Kathmandu airport, at least 50 dead

The US-Bangla flight crashed on landing at Tribhuvan International Airport Monday afternoon, killing at least 49 of the 71 passengers and crew.

But according to the medical manifest of the hospital authorities, two of the students are among the survivors – Samira Byanjankar and Princy Dhami.

The other students are suspected to be among the deceased: Algina Baral, Charu Baral, Purnima Lobani, Meeli Maharjan, Neega Maharjan, Sanjaya Maharjan, Sanjaya Poudal, Ashna Shakya, Anjila Shrestha, Saruna Shrestha, and Shweta Thapa.

Ragib Rabeya Medical College has called for three days of mourning as a mark of respect for the victims.

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