Bodies of 23 Bangladeshi nationals killed in the tragic US-Bangla aircraft crash have reached Hazrat Shajalal Airport in Dhaka, according to a private television channel.
A Bangladesh Air Force cargo plane, bearing the coffins, landed at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport at 4:05pm, according to Lt Col Alamgir Kabir, director at Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader and Civil Aviation and Tourism minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal received the bodies at the airport.
The bodies will be taken at Army Stadium in the city where their second Janaza will be held. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will be present at the funeral programme.
Identification of six additional people was established on Sunday while 17 were identified earlier. The identity of three people who lost their lives in the ill-fated incident is yet to be ascertained, according to Deputy Inspector General of Nepal Police, Manoj Neupaney.
Twenty bodies have been handed over to their families while two bodies still await their families at the morgue.
22 people survived the crash, of which 11 were Nepali nationals. While most of the survivors have been discharged, some are still undergoing treatment.
Spokesperson of Nepal Police, DIG Neupaney said that the official figure of those killed in the incident is 49.