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Bangladesh:Victims of crashed plane await insurers' report

20 Mar 2018

Those injured and the families of those who died in the 12 March plane crash in Nepal will have to wait for a report by the insurers of the ill-fated aircraft, US-Bangla Airlines which operated the aircraft has said.

"When and how much compensation they will get can only be said after the insurance companies’ evaluation report is available,” Mr Kamrul Islam, a spokesperson for US-Bangla, told bdnews24.com.

At least 49 people were killed and 23 injured when the Bangladeshi passenger plane from Dhaka crashed in Kathmandu. There were 71 people on board the US-Bangla Airlines plane from Dhaka when it crashed into a field near the airport.

“We are working to ensure that the families of the deceased and the injured people get the compensation in the shortest possible time,” Mr Kamrul said.

According to Mr Kamrul, the the plane - a Canadian-made Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 turboprop - was insured through the services of the insurance broker KM Dastur or KMD, and also involved Sena Kalyan Insurance and the Bangladeshi government-owned Sadharan Bima Corporation.

He said Sena Kalyan and KMD had already started investigating the crash. Sadharan Bima was also working, he said.

“We aren’t sure which firm will provide how much of the compensation because we did not face such a situation before,” he said.

Sadharan Bima says they are trying to ensure that the families of the deceased get $200,000 or BDT16.6 million each.

The state-owned general insurance company’s Managing Director Syed Shahriyar Ahsan told bdnews24.com that US-Bangla Airlines would get $70 million in compensation.

 

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