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Four friends from Ghazipur die in Nepal plane crash

They had gone to the neighbouring country on January 13 to pay obeisance at the Pashupatinath temple.

Statesman News Service | Lucknow |

Four of the five Indians killed in the plane crash at Pokhara international airport in Nepal on Sunday morning were native of Ghazipur of Uttar Pradesh. 

They have been identified as Abhishek Kushwaha, 25, Vishal Sharma, 23, Anil Kumar Rajbhar, 28, Sonu Jaiswal, 28, and Sanjay Jaiswal. 

According to information, Abhishek, Vishal, Anil and Sonu are residents of Ghazipur and all four were friends. They were the natives of Alawalpur Sipaha and Dharwad villages in the Ghazipur district. 

They had gone to Nepal three days back on January 13 to pay obeisance at the Pashupatinath temple. There is a wave of mourning in the Ghazipur district due to the news of the death of four friends in the plane crash. The victims’ families have left for Nepal. 

Surprisingly, deceased Sonu Jaiswal was doing FB live when the crash took place. The video of the FB Live of around 1.36 minutes also shows how the aircraft caught fire after it crashed. 

The 72-seater passenger plane crashed while landing at Pokhara International Airport in Nepal. So far 68 people have lost their lives in the accident.

The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) said that Yeti Airlines 9N-ANC ATR-72 aircraft had taken off from Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport at 10.33 am and  was slated to land at Pokhara airport at around 11 am. There were 68 passengers and four crew members on board the aircraft.