23 killed as Nepal plane crashes in thick fog

A small plane has crashed in bad weather in Nepal killing all 23 people on board, police have said. It is the country’s second air disaster in as many years.

The Twin Otter aircraft, operated by private Tara Air, was on a flight from Pokhara, 125km west of the capital, Kathmandu, to Jomsom when it lost contact with the control tower.

Police said the plane had broken into pieces. A Chinese national and a Kuwaiti citizen were among the dead. Officials said thick fog had enveloped the Mustang area where Jomsom is located.

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