Nepal plane crash: Child actor among 15 killed

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Kathmandu, May 15: Child actor Taruni Sachdev was among the 15 killed in the plane crash that took place at the Jomsom Airport in Mustang district of Nepal, while it was trying to land on Monday.

Taruni's mother, who was accompanying the 14-year-old, also died in the plane crash. [Read More: Nepal plane crash: Child actor Taruni Sachdev cremated]

The actor had made an appearance in Amitabh Bachchan-starrer 'Paa' and has featured in more than 50 commercials.

Thirteen Indians were among the 15 killed in the Nepal plane crash. The plane carrying 21 people onboard crashed into the mountainous northern region of Nepal at 9:45 AM (NPT).

Reports reveal that Pilot of the plane, PS Pathak and co-pilot SD Maharjan died on the spot. [Read moreNepal crash victims bodies to be handed over to families today]

Though the plane broke into pieces, it did not catch fire, said reports. [Read moreFamous People Who Died In Plane Crash]


According to Indian Embassy officials, who were present at the mortuary, the identification of some of the dead bodies may become a difficult task as the bodies were badly mutilated or the faces were unrecognisable.

They said that the bodies would be handed over after a post-mortem was conducted.

The Agni Air Dornier Do 228 light passenger aircraft was flying from Pokhara to Jomsom, when it crash landed at the mountain strip in Nepal.

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