The bodies of three Bangladeshis, who were killed in the US-Bangla plane crash in Kathmandu, were brought back from Nepal on Thursday afternoon.
A flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines, carrying the bodies, landed at Shahjalal International Airport at 4:09pm, said Tasmin Akhter, assistant manager (public relations) of Biman Bangladesh Airlines.
Later, the bodies were handed over to their respective families, said Md Kamrul Islam, general manager (marketing support and public relations) of US-Bangla Airlines.
The three victims are – Alifuzzaman, Nazrul Islam, and Piyash Roy. They were identified on Wednesday.
Earlier, on Monday, the identified bodies of 23 Bangladeshi passengers were brought back by a cargo aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force.
Those 23 victims were Foysal Ahmed, Bilkis Ara, Begum Hurun Nahar Bilquis Banu , Akhtara Begum, Nazia Afrin Chowdhury, Md Rokibul Hasan, Sanzida Huque, Md Hasan Imam, Meenhaz Bin Nasir, Akhi Moni, F H Priok,Tamarra Prionmoyee, Md Motiur Rahman, S M Mahmudur Rahman, Tahira Tanvin Shashi Reza, Umme Salma, Aniruddha Zaman, Md Nuruz Zaman, Md Rafiquz Zaman, Pilot Abid Sultan, Co-pilot Prithula Rashid, Crew Khwaja Hossain Mohammad Shafey, and Crew Sharmin Akhter Nabila.
Forty-nine passengers, including 26 Bangladeshis, were killed when the US-Bangla Airlines aircraft crashed and burst into flames in Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport on March 12.
The plane was carrying 71 people, including four crew members. Of the passengers, 36 were from Bangladesh, 33 from Nepal, and one each from China and the Maldives.