Last respects to 23 plane crash victims, Namaz-e-janaza held, bodies handed to families

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Dhaka, Mar 19: The Namaz-e-janaza of 23 Bangladeshi nationals, who were killed in the US-Bangla aircraft crash in Nepal, was held at Bangladesh Army Stadium this afternoon.Earlier, a cargo plane of Bangladesh Air Forces carrying the dead bodies landed at the Shahjalal International Airport 3:55 pm.

The bodies of the victims were handed over to their respective families and the US Bangla Airlines will provide the transport facilities to carry the bodies, he said.

Earlier, a cargo plane of Bangladesh Air Force, carrying the bodies, landed at the Shahjalal International Airport in the city at 4 pm.

Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader and Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Shajahan Kamal received the bodies.

Later, the bodies were taken to the Army Stadium for the second namaz-e-janaza.

President’s military secretary Maj Gen Md Sarwar Hossain first placed a wreath on the coffins on behalf of President Abdul Hamid.

Besides, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader placed wreaths on the coffin on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the party while Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury placed a wreath on behalf of the parliament members.

Earlier, the first namaz-e-janaza was held at Bangladesh Mission in Kathmandu at 9am on Monday.

A total of 23 bodies were identified till Sunday. Their respective passport numbers are provided in parentheses.

The identified 23 bodies are– Foysal Ahmed (AG7611296), Bilkis Ara (BC0049030), Akhtara Begum (BQ0966082), Begum Hurun Nahar Bilquis Banu (BL0077261), Akhtara Begum ( BQ0966082), Nazia Afrin Chowdhury ( 0C0196215), Md Rokibul Hasan (BF0245028), Sanzida Huque (BL0129840), Md Hasan Imam (BL0077270), Meenhaz Bin Nasir (BL0948957), Akhi Moni ( BA0546584), F H Priok (BE0269054),Tamarra Prionmoyee (BR0896359), Md Motiur Rahman (BA0594388), S M Mahmudur Rahman (BA0594388), Tahira Tanvin Shashi Reza (BB0778372), Umme Salma (0C5084403),Aniruddha Zaman (BP0122973), Md Nuruz Zaman (BF0621111), Md Rafiquz Zaman (BL0601965), Pilot Abid Sultan (BE0760912), Co-pilot Prithula Rashid (BF0430528), Crew Khwaja Hossain Mohammad Shafey (AF3028136), Crew Sharmin Akhter Nabila (BE0925527).

The three bodies are yet to be identified. They are- Alifuzzaman (BQ0626689), Pias Roy (BC0759899) and Mohammad Nazrul Islam (BH0461552).

At least 49 people, including 26 Bangladeshi nationals, were killed as the US-Bangla Airlines aircraft crashed and burst into flames at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital of Himalayan county Nepal on Monday last.