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38 killed as passenger jet bursts into flame after landing in Nepal

At least 38 killed as passenger jet bursts into flame after landing in Nepal

Nepalese rescuers stand near a passenger plane from Bangladesh that crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, March 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shreshta)

A passenger jet attempting to land at Kathmandu International Airport in Nepal skidded off a runway, crashed and burst into flames, an airport official told ABC News.

Of an estimated 67 passengers on board, only 17 have been rescued so far, the official said.

At least 38 people were killed, 23 injured and 10 unaccounted for, local police told the Associated Press.

The plane was en route from Dhaka and arrived around 2:20 p.m. local time.

PHOTO: Authorities have rescued at least 17 passengers on a flight that landed in Nepal, skipped off the runway and burst into flames, March 12, 2018.
PHOTO: Authorities have rescued at least 17 passengers on a flight that landed in Nepal, skipped off the runway and burst into flames, March 12, 2018.

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