Dhaka – A Bangladeshi broadcast journalist was among the passengers killed in the Monday’s plane crash at Tribhuvan International Airport in the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu.
Private broadcaster Boishakhi Television in a press statement said on Tuesday that Faisal Ahmed, a reporter of the television station, died in the crash.
Ahmed was on leave from March 11, said the statement adding that he however did not notice the office about his possible trip to Nepal.
According to the passenger list, the Boishakhi authorities suspect that Ahmed might have been among the travellers. On that information, the authorities sent two of its reporters to find whether Faisal Ahmed was alive.
The television channel said they could not find Faisal Ahmed at any hospital as it was earlier heard that Ahmed might have been undergoing treatment at a Kathmandu hospital.
The television authorities said the Bangladesh mission in Nepal also confirmed the death of Ahmed.
“We mourn the death of the promising journalist,” said the press statement issued by Tipu Alam Milon.
At least 50 passengers of the Kathmandu-bound flight were killed after the US-Bangla aircraft crashed and burst into flame while it was landing at the Tribhuvan airport.