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All bodies of plane crash victims recovered in western Nepal

(Xinhua) Updated: 2016-02-25 16:16

KATHMANDU - Authorities in Nepal's western Myagdi district said on Thursday that the bodies of all 23 people killed in a small plane crash have been recovered.

The bodies were being brought to a helipad in Surkepatal, 150 meters down from the crash site in Soli Ghopte Bhir, said Sagarmani Pathak, chief district officer of Myagdi.

Security officials said the bodies would be brought to the western city of Pokhara, where the ill-fated plane took off Wednesday, for identification.

According to Nepal Army Spokesperson Brig General Tara Bahadur Karki, civilian helicopters have already reached the crash site.

"We have got report that the climatic condition is good after the snowfall on Wednesday evening, which had prevented airlifting of the bodies," he said.

The Twin Otter plane of Tara Air crashed in Dana of Myagdi district, killing all 23 people aboard, including three crew members, two infants and two foreigners from China's Hong Kong and Kuwait.

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