68 dead, 4 survivors after Yeti Airlines flight crashes in Nepal

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On Sunday, at least 68 people were killed out of 72 total passengers and crew in a plane crash that occurred when a Yeti Airlines craft crashed down in Pokhara, a city in Nepal.

Reuters reports that the event was “the worst air crash in three decades in the small Himalayan nation.”

The domestic Yeti Airlines flight carried 4 crew, and of its 68 passengers, 10 were foreign nationals and two were infants. The plane was flying from the capital city of Kathmandu and went down near the Pokhara International Airport. Hundreds of rescue workers were dispatched Sunday from Kathmandu to search the hills for survivors. After hours of searching, officials called off the group with plans to resume on Monday morning.

According to the New York Post, “Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal called an emergency meeting of cabinet members after the crash.”

The prime minister ordered government security personnel to aid in the efforts.

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