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19 confirmed dead including 5 Chinese in plane crash in Kathmandu

(Xinhua)

13:33, September 28, 2012

Photo taken on Sept. 28, 2012 shows the plane crash site in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nineteen passengers including three crew members killed after the Dornier Aircraft 9N-AHA of Sita Air crashed just a kilometer far from the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu Friday morning. (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

KATHMANDU, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- Nineteen people were dead including five Chinese after the Dorneir Aircraft 9N-AHA of Sita Air crashed at the bank of Manohara River near Kathmandu International Airport (TIA) on Friday morning.

Rishikesh Sharma, Flight Operation Director (FOD) at the Tribhuvan International Airport confirmed that five Chinese killed in the crash include Mr. Wu-Hui, Qian-Mingwu and three women Wu- Lin, Wang-Jhihua and Yang-Chen.

There are altogether 16 passengers and three crew members of the Sita Air aboard.

Among the dead there were seven British citizens but their identities were yet to confirm, four Nepalese and three crew members.

Identification of the deceased is difficult to conduct as the bodies are completely burnt down.

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