Outpouring of grief on plane crash in Nepal from foreign leaders, diplomats

The crash of ATR72 aircraft of Yeti Airlines in Pokhara on Sunday has shaken the entire nation by grief.

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Kathmandu: Heads of governments, ministries from foreign countries as well as foreign diplomats based in Kathmandu have expressed grief and extended messages of condolences to the families of those who lost their lives in the Yeti Airlines plane crash that took place on Sunday. Posting their messages on social media, they have sent their prayers and condolences to the families of the victims.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his grief over the incident on Sunday. “Pained by the tragic air crash in Nepal in which precious lives have been lost, including Indian nationals. In this hour of grief, my thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved families,” wrote PM Modi on Twitter.

Anthony Albanese, the Prime Minister of Australia, expressed sadness in these words: “Incredibly sad news out of Nepal of a plane crashing with many passengers on board,” he wrote. “The government is aware an Australian was on board and is urgently seeking information from Nepalese officials on the welfare of that passenger.”

On Sunday, Foreign Ministry of Pakistan also offered condolences. “The Government and people of Pakistan offer their deepest condolences over the loss of precious lives in the air crash in Pokhra, Nepal,” said the statement issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan. “We are saddened at this tragic accident and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims. We stand with the people of Nepal in their hour of grief,” the statement further said.

In Kathmandu, the US embassy issued a message of grief soon after the crash was reported. “We are deeply saddened by the tragic Yeti Airlines crash in Pokhara this morning,” the embassy said. “Our hearts go out to the victims and families.”

Likewise, Chinese ambassador to Nepal Chen Song also expressed condolences. “Very shocked to learn that a Yeti Airlines aircraft crashed in Pokhara, resulting in heavy casualties,” he wrote on Twitter. “At this difficult time, our thoughts are with Nepali people. I would like to express my deep condolences to the victims, and sincere sympathies to the bereaved families.”

Nicola Pollitt, British ambassador to Nepal has said that the UK is ready to support Nepal in any way it can. “Deeply saddened by the airline crash in Pokhara today. My thoughts are with the families of all those on board. The UK stands ready to support in any way we can,” Pollitt wrote on Twitter.

Torun Dramdal, Norwegian ambassador to Nepal has expressed condolences to all the affected people. “I am deeply saddened by the tragic Yet Airlines crash in Pokhara yesterday. I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to all those affected,” she wrote.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of World Health Organization, has called the plane crash a devastating tragedy. “My heartfelt condolences to everyone who lost a loved one in the #Nepal plane crash. What a devastating tragedy,” he wrote on Twitter.The crash of ATR72 aircraft of Yeti Airlines in Pokhara on Sunday, with 72 people on board, including four crew members. The passengers included 53 Nepalis, five Indians, four Russians, two Koreans, one Argentinian, one Australian, one Irish, and one French. As the search operation is going on, all on board are feared dead. The tragedy has shaken the entire nation by grief.