On Sunday, a devastating plane crash in Nepal resulted in the loss of 68 lives, according to the Civil Aviation Authority. The regional passenger aircraft, carrying 72 passengers, crashed in the popular resort town of Pokhara while attempting to land at a recently opened airport. Although the cause of the crash remains under investigation, eyewitnesses have reported that the plane crashed into a steep cliff near the airport.
Emergency responders have been working tirelessly to reach the crash site and rescue anyone who might have survived the impact. This crash is considered the deadliest in Nepal since the 1992 crash of a Pakistan International Airlines flight that took off in Kathmandu, resulting in the loss of all 167 passengers on board. The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing, and authorities are working to provide support to the families of the victims.