Plane carrying 72 people crashes in Nepal, at least 68 dead: official, state TV
A plane with 72 people on board crashed in Nepal Sunday morning — killing at least 68 people, according to an army spokesman and reports.
The Yeti Airline plane was carrying 68 passengers and 4 crew members when it crashed near Pokhara International Airport, the Kathmandu Post reported, citing an airline spokesperson. Two infants and 10 foreign nations were also on board.
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal called an emergency meeting of cabinet members after the crashed, and ordered security personnel to immediately assist with rescue efforts, the news outlet reported.