The doctors have begun the process to identify the bodies of last week's Nepal plane crash that left at least 50 people, including 26 Bangladeshis, dead.
Head of Forensics at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) Dr Sohel Mahmud, who is part of Bangladesh’s medical team that arrived in Nepal on March 15, confirmed the matter to the reporters on Saturday.
He said: “They (Nepalese doctors) have their procedures, and we have ours. So, we sat together and came to an agreement about how the next step regarding identification will be taken.
“We will now collect and analyze the anti-mortem data and make profiles. Then will call relatives of the deceased and do cross-matching for establishing identities. Following identification, we will begin handing over the bodies.”
Elaborating the cross-matching process, the doctor said: “After we combine the anti-mortem and the post-mortem data, we will show the bodies to the relatives for positive identification.
“We have already begun working, and we are expecting to call the relatives by Saturday afternoon.”
Dr Mahmud is optimistic that the whole process will be completed by Sunday (March 18).
A US-Bangla aircraft crashed at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport on March 12 with 71 people on board. Of the passengers, 36 were from Bangladesh, 33 from Nepal and one each from China and the Maldives.