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Press Statement on Agni Air Crash

May 14, 2012

 

We have been informed by Nepalese authorities that an Agni Air flight number 9N AIG flying from Pokhara to Jomsom in Nepal crashed near Jomsom with 21 persons on board, including 3 crew members.  Of the 18 passengers, 16 were Indians.  6 people have been rescued alive from the crash out of which 3 are Indian nationals.  These include Tirumala Kidambi Sreekanth, Tirumala Kidambi Sreevardhini (9) and Tirumala Kidambi Sreepada (6), who are currently undergoing treatment at Manipal Hospital, Pokhara. The other 13 Indians are feared to be dead.  A Nepal Army chopper has left for Jomsom to bring the mortal remains of the deceased to Kathmandu.

2.    The Embassy of India expresses profound grief on the death and injury to the passengers and crew of the aircraft.  We are maintaining close contact with Nepalese authorities, who extended the fullest cooperation in carrying out the search and relief operation at the site of the crash.  The Embassy’s Pension Paying Office in Pokhara is providing active support and relief to the Indians being treated at the Manipal Hospital, Pokhara  and for the prompt and proper evacuation of the mortal remains of the Indian nationals killed in the accident. 

3.    A control room / information centre has been set up in the Indian Embassy, Kathmandu.  Following are the phone numbers of the information centre:-


00-977-1-4423702
00-977-1-4410900, extn.4109
00-977-1-4411699, extn.4109

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