The prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina has declared Thursday a day of mourning for the victims of a deadly plane crash that occurred in Nepal early this week.
A flight operated by Dhaka-based private U.S.-Bangla Airlines with 71 people on board crashed and burst into flames at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport on Monday.
The death toll rose to 50 with the death of a pilot at a Nepal hospital on Tuesday, according to the Bangladeshi Foreign Ministry.
Twenty-six of those killed were from Bangladesh.
Hasina, who cut short a trip to Singapore to return home after the accident, declared the day of mourning at a Wednesday meeting, her Press Officer, Ashraful Khokon said.
Special prayers will be offered at mosques, temples and churches across Bangladesh on Friday to seek salvation of the departed souls, the officer said.