US-Bangla plane crash victim Shahin Bepari dies at DMCH

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Dhaka, Mar 26: Another US-Bangla plane crash victim died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital (DMCH) here on Monday afternoon, taking the death toll from the accident to 50.Shahin Bepari, who was undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of DMCH burn and plastic surgery unit with 32 percent burns, succumbed to his injuries around 4:45pm, said Dr Samanta Lal Sen, coordinator of the unit.

On March 18, Shahin Bepari arrived here from Nepal by a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and he was admitted to the DMCH.

Earlier, at least 49 people, including 26 Bangladeshis, were killed as an aircraft of US-Bangla Airlines from Dhaka to Kathmandu crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital of Himalayan country Nepal on March 12.

With the death of Shahin, the number of Bangladeshi nationals killed in the accident rose to 27.

Meanwhile, five more Bangladeshi survivors –- Mehedi Hasan, Saiyada Kamrunnahar Shwarna, Almun Nahar Annie, Sheikh Rashed Rubayet and Shahreen Ahmed — are now undergoing treatment at the DMCH.