Dhaka – Bangladesh has announced a day of mourning for Thursday to remember the victims of the plane crash in Nepal that left at least 26 Bangladeshi nationals among others dead.
An official said on Wednesday that the decision was taken at an emergency meeting with the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair.
The decision came a day after Hasina, returned home cutting short her official four-day visit to Singapore following the tragedy. At least 50 persons were killed in the plane crash on Monday.
The fight BS-211 of the private US-Bangla airlines crashed and burst into flame at the time of landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport of the Nepalese capital Kathmandu.
The plane was carrying 67 passengers and four Bangladeshi crew members.
To remember the victims, Bangladesh will observe a day of mourning on Thursday and offer prayers at the religious institutions and places of worship to seek salvation of the departed souls on Friday, said an official at the Prime Minister’s Office.
Bangladesh offered every possible assistances to overcome the disaster.