US-Bangla plane crash survivors Almun Nahar Annie and Mehedi Hasan have attended the namaj-e-janaza of 23 identified Bangladeshi victims of the same crash.
Annie’s husband FH Priok and daughter Tamarra Priyonmoyee were killed in the last week’s fatal crash in Nepal. Mehedi Hasan is Priok’s cousin.
Annie and Mehedi , now undergoing treatment at the burn unit of Dhaka Medical College Hospital, attended the funeral with the consent of doctors, said Dr Mahbubul Haque, director of US-Bangla Medical College. The two had returned to Dhaka from Nepal on March 16.
Dr Ruma Parvin of the DMCH burn unit had given them permission to attend the janaza for four hours, Dr Mahbubul added.
A Bangladesh Airforce cargo plane carrying the bodies of the 23 Bangladeshi victims landed at the Shahjalal International Airport at around 4pm.
From the airport, the bodies were taken to the Army Stadium for the namaj-e-janaza.
In the morning, the namaj-e-janaza of 23 identified Bangladeshis was held on the premises of Bangladesh Embassy in Nepal.
Forty-nine people were killed as the US-Bangla aircraft crashed and burst into flames at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on March 12.
The plane was carrying 71 people, including four cabin crew. Of the passengers, 36 were from Bangladesh, 33 from Nepal and one each from China and the Maldives.
Among the dead, 26 were Bangladeshis, 22 Nepali and the other was Chinese. The identification process of the 23 Bangladeshis was completed on Sunday.