14 bodies recovered from site of plane crash in Nepal

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Rescue workers in Nepal have recovered 14 bodies from the crash site of a small plane that went down with 22 people on board, reported AFP.

There were 19 passengers and three crew members on board the Twin Otter aircraft, operated by Nepali carrier Tara Air, when it went missing on Sunday.

They included four Indians, two Germans, and 16 Nepalis, according to the airline and government officials.

Deo Chandra Lal, a spokesman for Nepal’s Civil Aviation Authority, told the AFP news agency on Monday that the search for the others was continuing.

“The weather is very bad but we were able to take a team to the crash site. No other flight has been possible,” he said.

It was on a 20-minute scheduled flight, but lost contact with the airport tower close to landing in an area of deep river gorges and mountaintops.

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