At least 40 killed as passenger aircraft crashes in Nepal

A 72-seater aircraft crashed at Pokhara International Airport in Nepal on Sunday morning, killing at least 40 passengers and injuring several others, Nepal's news portal Lokantar has reported. The flight was carrying 68 passengers and 4 crew members. Rescue work is ongoing. The airline's spokesman Sudarshan Bartaula told AFP that the plane crashed between the old and new Pokhara airports in central Nepal. The wreckage was on fire, and rescue workers were trying to put out the blaze, said local official Gurudutta Dhakal. 

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