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Ragib-Rabeya medical’s 13 Nepalese students among plane crash victims

Thirteen Nepalese students of Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College and Hospital in Sylhet were among the victims of Monday’s plane crash.

A US-Bangla aircraft crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital of Nepal on Monday with 67 passengers and four crews on board.

The authorities of the Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College said the Nepali students, 11 female and two male, were returning home on Monday after taking MBBS final examinations.

College’s assistant director Fazlur Rahman said they have received a list of 13 students but what actually happened to them after the crash is yet to be confirmed, according to Reporter.

The 19th batch students of the medical college are: Sanjay Poudel, Sanjaya Maharjan, Neega Maharjan, Anjila Shrestha, Purnima Lohani, Shweta Thapa, Meeli Maharjan, Saruna Shrestha, Algina Baral , Charu Baral, Samira Byanjankar, Ashna Shakya, Princy Dhami.

According to Shomoy Television, the medical college announced a three-day following the incident.

At least 50 people died and many others were injured and rushed to nearby hospitals.

The 78-seater Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft took off from Dhaka also with four crew members on board in the afternoon.

It shot off the runway while it was about to crash into a fence of the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and immediately caught fire around 2:20pm local time.

The passengers included 32 Bangladeshis, 33 Nepalese, one Chinese and one Maldivian.

Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College, founded by renowned philanthropist Dr. Ragib Ali, is situated at Pathantula area of Sylhet.