A passenger plane carrying 72 people, including two Koreans, crashed in Nepal.

Currently, it has been confirmed that more than 68 people have died. The

Ministry of Foreign Affairs has dispatched a consular assistant to the scene of the accident and launched a countermeasures headquarters for overseas Koreans headed by the second vice minister.

This is reporter Ji Seong-rim.

[Reporter]

At around 10:30 am local time on the 15th, a Nepal Yeti Airline passenger plane departing from Kathmandu crashed near the airport of Pokhara, a resort town in the Kaski region, where it was arriving.

There were 72 people on board, including 68 passengers and 4 crew members.

Foreign media reported that the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal confirmed that more than 68 people were killed in the accident.스포츠토토

TASS news agency, citing a spokesperson for Yeti Airlines, said that all on board were killed.

It is said that there were about 15 foreigners on the list of passengers, including two Koreans, five Indians and four Russians.

It is not yet known whether there are actually Korean citizens among the dead.

According to Reuters, the Nepal Aviation Authority said it had stopped searching on the first day because it was getting dark, and that it would continue the search for the remaining four people when the day dawned.

Nepal is nestled in the Himalayan Mountains and weather conditions change frequently, resulting in frequent aircraft accidents.

In particular, Pokhara is a resort city located about 140 km northwest of Kathmandu, and is notorious for being difficult to take off and land.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has dispatched a consular assistant, a Korean citizen, to the scene of the accident, and has established and is operating the Headquarters for Overseas Koreans headed by Vice Minister Lee Do-hoon.

Prime Minister Han Deok-soo ordered the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to “quickly establish a contact system for the families of Korean nationals who are believed to have been on board the crashed aircraft.”

Foreign Minister Jin Park, who is on a state visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by President Yoon Seok-yeol, was also informed of the accident.

In a phone call with Park Jong-seok, the ambassador to Nepal, Minister Park instructed, “Take action so that real-time situation checks and family support are carried out as soon as possible.”

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