One Chinese onboard crashed plane in Nepal

Updated 2018-03-13 08:44:08 Xinhua

Rescuers work at the plane crash site in Kathmandu, Nepal, on March 12, 2018. At least 49 people were killed and 17 injured after a passenger plane of the US-Bangla Airlines crashed at Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Monday afternoon, authorities confirmed. (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

A spokesman for the US-Bangla Airlines said a Chinese national was among the passengers of the plane that crashed in Nepal on Monday.

At least 49 people were killed and 17 injured after a passenger plane of the US-Bangla Airlines crashed at Nepal's Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

According to the airlines' spokesman, the passengers onboard included 32 people from Bangladesh, 33 from Nepal, one from China and one from the Maldives.

There were altogether 71 people onboard the plane. Nationalities of the four crewmembers were not immediately known.

The Chinese embassy in Kathmandu said it had sent staff to the crash site and the hospitals to make further confirmations.

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