Nepal has so far confirmed 68 people have been killed onboard a Yeti Airlines flight on Sunday.

The ATR-72 aircraft carrying 72 passengers and crew crashed near the city of Pokhara in central Nepal, making it the country’s biggest aviation disasters in 30 years.

Nepal’s civil aviation authority has reported thirty-seven of the victims were men, 25 women, three children, as well as three were infants. Of which 53 were Nepalese nationals.

Transmission ceased

According to flight tracking website Flightradar24, aircraft stopped transmitting position data at 05:05 GMT and the last signal from the aircraft was received at 05:12.

Hundreds of Nepalese soldiers has since been involved in rescue operations at the crash site.

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal called an emergency meeting of his cabinet and requested a panel to investigate the cause of the crash.

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