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Bangladesh mourns dead in crash of Dhaka-Kathmandu flight

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) – Bangladesh is mourning those who died in the crash of a plane from Dkaha as it was landing in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Authorities kept national flags at all government buildings at half-staff on Thursday, while special prayers are planned for Friday at all mosques across the country during weekly prayers.

The US-Bangla Airlines plane was carrying 67 passengers and four crew members. Forty-nine people died in the crash Monday.

FILE- In this Monday, March 12, 2018 file photo, Nepalese rescuers and police are seen near the debris after a passenger plane from Bangladesh crashed at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.Survivors of this week’s plane crash at Nepal’s main airport said Wednesday that it was a miracle they survived an accident that killed 49 of the 71 people on board. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shreshta, File)

The crash followed confused chatter between the control tower and the pilot over which direction to land on the airport’s only runway.

Both national governments are investigating the crash.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned early from an official visit to Singapore to mourn the tragedy.

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