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Sylhet Ragib-Rabeya medical mourns death of Nepali students

Sylhet’s Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College began a three-day mourn today, following the death of 13 of its students – all Nepalese – in yesterday’s plane crash at Kathmandu.

Today, on the first day, they wore black badges and bunked all classes and examinations, our correspondent reports quoting its Principal Prof Dr Abed Hossain.

“We have 250 Nepalese medical students studying here. Yesterday, 13 of our students boarded the flight for a vacation home after MBBS finals,” Prof Dr Hossain told The Reporter.

Eleven out of 13 Nepali students of the Sylhet medical college who were on board the ill-fated aircraft that crashed in Kathmandu are reported to have died, according to sources in Nepal and Bangladesh.

The students 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 and Princy Dhami, said the sources.