Deadly plane crash in Nepal

Written by Annie Coniglio, World News Writer

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On March 12th, 49 people died in a plane crash in Nepal. The plane was carrying 71 passengers. Of the 71 people on the plane, 22 of them survived, although some of the passengers are in critical condition.

According to CBS News, only 2 people have been released from the hospital. Ten of the survivors went to the Kathmandu Medical College Hospital.  According to Dr. Rajeev Manandhar, 7 of the patients are in stable condition, and 3 are in a life-threatening state.

The US-Bangla Airlines flight crashed while trying to land on Nepal’s main airport runway. CBS News announced that the plane ride was very smooth from Dhaka to Kathmandu, but right before the tragic event, the plane shook violently while plunging to the ground landing on the left wing.

Flames engulfed the plane, suffocating passengers with smoke. Shorna Huggain, a passenger from the crash, explains that her husband pulled her out of the plane just as it exploded into flames. Huggain tells CBS News, “I thought I was going to die because I inhaled a lot of smoke, but I did not want to die.”

Many of the passengers that survived claimed that they were lucky to be alive.

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