Families of those killed in the crash of US-Bangla Airlines Flight BS211 will get $50,000 as compensation from the authorities of Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal has said.
He made the announcement at a press briefing at the Secretariat on Wednesday.
Kamal said he visited some of the injured passengers undergoing treatment at Singapore General Hospital on April 5 and assured them of all support from the government for their proper treatment there.
The minister said he had not yet received the preliminary report over the cause of the accident.
The 76-seater Bombardier had 71 people, including four crew members, on board when it crashed in a field near the airport at Kathmandu on March 12, killing 50 people and injuring the rest.
Among the deceased, 27 were Bangladeshis, 22 Nepalese, and one was a Chinese.