Kathmandu: Following the Yeti Airlines aircraft crash, the Pokhara International Airport has been closed for today for all incoming and outgoing flights.
The Airport Spokesperson Teknath Sitaula confirmed the cancellation of all today-scheduled flights at the airport. The plane with 68 passengers and four crew members including Captains Kamal KC and Anju Khatiwada crashed in a gorge in Pokhara today.
The passengers onboard the aircraft (60 Nepali nationals and eight foreign ones) included 62 adult, three children and three incapacitated people, according to the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.
All crusher industries shut in Dang
With the directive of the Ministry of Home Affairs on January 4 to shut down the illegally run crusher industries, all crusher industries in the district of Dang have been shut.
Issuing a public notice on January 5, the District Administration Office, Dang, had ordered to stop mining from such industries.
Currently, all crusher industries have been closed. It is said that legally operating crusher plants would be given permission to resume after the verification process.
The Office has also formed an investigation and monitoring committee under the leadership of Assistant Chief District Officer Sabitra Thapa.
The monitoring committee shall have representation of District Coordination Committee, crusher entrepreneurs, Division Forest Office, District Police Office, Armed Police Force, Nepal, Survey Office, Road Division Office, Nepal Electricity Authority Office and concerned local levels.
The committee shall advance the probe process by thoroughly studying the documents.
Currently, 12 crusher industries and 32 sand processing centre are in operation but eight industries having permission for sand processing are working as crusher plants.