11 out of 13 Nepali medical students from Sylhet college die in US-Bangla airlines crash

Kathmandu: Out of 13 Nepali students from the Ragib Rabeya Medical College in Sylhet who were on board the US-Bangla Airlines plane, 11 were died in Kathmandu on Monday.

College Principal Abed Hossain confirmed that the students were taking advantage of a two-month break to go home before the final year results are published.

“According to our consultant in Nepal, all of them died in the crash,” he said.

He claimed the information came from one of the college consultants based in Nepal.

The US-Bangla flight crashed on landing at Tribhuvan International Airport Monday afternoon, killing at least 49 of the 71 passengers and crew.

But according to the medical manifest of the hospital authorities, two of the students are among the survivors – Samira Byanjankar and Princy Dhami (in the red circle marked).

The other students are suspected to be among the deceased: Algina Baral, Charu Baral, Purnima Lobani, Meeli Maharjan, Neega Maharjan, Sanjaya Maharjan, Sanjaya Poudal, Ashna Shakya, Anjila Shrestha, Saruna Shrestha, and Shweta Thapa.

Ragib Rabeya Medical College has called for three days of mourning as a mark of respect for the victims.

Input from Dhaka Tribune