The authorities of Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College and Hospital in Sylhet is observing three-day mourning from Tuesday for the US Bangla Flight’s passengers and crewmembers who died in plane crash in Nepal, UNB reports.
Classes and examinations at the college remained suspended on Tuesday while flag of the college was flown half-mast on the campus and teachers, students and staff of the college wore black badges.
Professor Dr Md Abed Hossian, at a press briefing on Monday, declared the three-day mourning as its thirteen Nepalese students were among the victims of the US-Bangla aircraft that crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital of the Himalayan country Nepal on Monday.
They are deeply shocked at the tragic accident, he added.
The Nepali medical students were going to their homeland on a two-month vacation on completion of their MBBS final examination, said Fazlur Rahman, assistant director of Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya Medical College and Hospital.
The 19th batch students of the medical college are Sanjay Poudel, Sanjaya Maharjan, Neega Maharjan, Anjila Shrestha, Purnima Lohani, Shweta Thapa, Meeli Maharjan, Saruna Shrestha, Algina Baral, Charu Baral, Samira Byanjankar, Ashna Shakya and Princy Dhami.
At least 50 people died as an aircraft of US-Bangla Airlines from Dhaka to Kathmandu crashed at Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital of the Himalayan country on Monday. Many injured were rushed to nearby hospitals.