Relatives of 4 Indians yet to receive dead bodies

Nepal plane crash

Kathmandu, Jan 21: The relatives of four Indians who died in a plane crash in Nepal are still waiting to receive the dead bodies of their family members despite spending their third day at a hospital here on Saturday.
Nepalese authorities on Tuesday started handing over to family members the bodies of those killed after Yeti Airlines’ aircraft with 72 people crashed minutes before landing in a river gorge in the resort city of Pokhara on Sunday.
Fifty-three Nepalese passengers and 15 foreign nationals, including 5 Indians, and four crew members were on board the aircraft when it crashed. The five Indians, all reportedly from Uttar Pradesh, have been identified as Abhisekh Kushwaha, 25, Bishal Sharma, 22, Anil Kumar Rajbhar, 27, Sonu Jaiswal, 35, and Sanjaya Jaiswal.
The body of Sanjaya Jaiswal was handed over to his family on Friday and taken back home.
However, the relatives of four other Indian nationals have been waiting for three days to receive the dead bodies of their kin. Sonu Jaiswal’s father Rajendra Prasad Jaiswal was among the relatives waiting at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital to receive the bodies. One of the relatives said they want to take back all four bodies of the Indians in a single consignment.
The body of Bishal Sharma was identified on Saturday, the hospital sources said. The hospital completed postmortem on 49 dead bodies on Friday. Twenty-two dead bodies of Nepali nationals have been handed over to their families in Pokhara.
While a total of 12 dead bodies, including one of an Indian national, were handed over to their family members on Friday, on Saturday, the hospital authorities handed over 15 more dead bodies to the relatives.
According to a doctor involved in identifying the bodies, the signs provided by the family members were not sufficient to identify the dead bodies. (PTI)

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