Nepal plane carrying 72 people crashes in Pokhara, 40 dead;

News agency Reuters quoted a Nepal Army spokesperson as saying that at least 16 people have died in the crash.

Nepal plane carrying 72 people crashes in Pokhara, 40 dead;

An ATR 72 aircraft belonging to Yeti Airlines carrying 72 people, including four crew members, crashed in Nepal’s Pokhara at 11 am on Sunday. News agency Reuters quoted a Nepal aviation authority official as saying that at least 40 people died in the crash.According to preliminary reports, the aircraft, with 68 passengers onboard, crashed about 20 minutes after it took off from Kathmandu for Pokhara, a few kilometres away from the destination.Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has called an emergency Cabinet meeting in the wake of the tragedy, Reuters reported. According to Associated Press, the Prime Minister has urged security personnel and the general public to help with the rescue efforts.“We don’t know right now if there are survivors,” news agency AFP quoted Yeti Airlines spokesperson Sudarshan Bartaula as saying.