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At least 49 killed as passenger jet bursts into flames after landing in Nepal

March 12, 2018 5:20 PM
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At least 49 killed as passenger jet bursts into flames after landing in Nepal

A passenger jet attempting to land at Kathmandu International Airport in Nepal skidded off a runway, crashed and burst into flames, killing at least 49 people, authorities in Nepal told ABC News.

Twenty-two others were injured in the crash, and some were in critical condition, Nepalese police spokesman Manoj Neupan told ABC News. All of the survivors sustained injuries, the airport's general manager, Raj Chettri, said.

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