A special aircraft of Bangladesh Air Force carrying 23 bodies of the victims, who died in US-Bangla plane crash in Nepal, arrived at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka this afternoon.
The special air cargo left Tribhuvan International Airport for Dhaka around 2:39pm and reached Dhaka at 4:15pm on Monday.
The Bodies is being handed over to the relatives of the victims after the second namaz-e-Janaza at Army Stadium. Stay connected with Kalerkantho English version to get latest updates:
05:57pm: All bodies were received by the family members and relatives. The victims will be buried in their village home by the relatives. All relatives of the victims left the venue soon after the the bodies were handed over to them.
05:55pm: The three bodies are yet to be identified. They are- Alifuzzaman (BQ0626689), Pias Roy (BC0759899) and Mohammad Nazrul Islam (BH0461552).
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).
05:50pm: The bodies of 13 victims have been handed over to relatives.
05:47pm: The body of Aniruddho Zaman, the seven-year-old son of Sanzida Huque and Rafiquz Zaman, who also died in the fatal accident, was handed over to relatives.
Who were present
Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali, Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister AKM Shahjahan Kamal, Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, Air Chief Marshal Abu Esrar, chief of Bangladesh Air Force, Chief of Bangladesh Navy Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed were present there among others.
05:45pm: Relatives received the bodies of Khwaja Hossain Mohammad Shafey and passengers Ahmed Faysal.
05:40pm: Prithula Rashid, the co-pilot of the ill-fated US-Bangla airlines aircraft who was among the 49 victims, was handed over to her family members.
05:37pm: The body of Captain Abid Sultan, who died in US-Bangla plane crash, was handed over to family members.
05:15pm: From there, the bodies were taken to Bangladesh Army Stadium for a namaz-e-janaza. Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury attended the janaza along with relatives and well-wishers.
04:40pm: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader on behalf of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina placed wreaths on the coffins before the namaz-e-janaza started after Asr prayers this afternoon.
04:30pm: Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader and Civil Aviation and Tourism Minister Shajahan Kamal were present at the airport when the bodies reached home.
04:15pm: The special air cargo left Tribhuvan International Airport for Dhaka around 2:39pm and reached Dhaka at 4:15pm on Monday.