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Nepal crash: Indian critical, his daughters safe

A 40-year-old Indian man, who along with his two daughters survived the crash of a small passenger plane in northern Nepal, is in critical condition while the girls are out of danger, doctors said on Tuesday.



Kathmandu: A 40-year-old Indian man, who along with his two daughters survived the crash of a small passenger plane in northern Nepal, is in critical condition while the girls are out of danger, doctors said on Tuesday.

Nepalese authorities are also ready to hand over the bodies of 13 Indian victims, who were among 15 people killed in the crash of the Dornier 9N AIG aircraft of private carrier Agni Air near Jomsom airport yesterday, to the relatives as their post-mortem has been completed.

Tirumala Kidambi Shreekant, who suffered severe head injuries in the crash, is being kept on the ventilator, the doctors said.

Shreekant and his two daughters, who are among the six survivors, are undergoing treatment at the Manipal Education and Medical Group, Nepal, an Indian joint venture teaching hospital located in the tourist hub of Pokhara.

Dr B N Nagpal, CEO of the medical facility, said that Shreekant`s condition is critical.

Doctors have recommended that he be kept on the ventilator for 48 to 72 hours, Nagpal said, adding that the next 24 hours will be crucial.

"Although his parameters are stable we will have to put him under ventilator for another 24 hours," he said.

However, his two daughters are out of danger.

Nine-year-old TK Shreevadni suffered a fracture in one of her thighs while her younger sister (6) has an injury in her eye though her vision is intact, Nagpal said.

PTI

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