According to the Nepal Civil Aviation Authority, a domestic flight crashed in the Pokhara region yesterday (Sunday), killing at least 68 people.
According to authorities in Nepal, the crash is the deadliest in 30 years for the tiny Himalayan nation, Voice of America reports.
The hillside where the Yeti Airlines flight that was carrying 72 people from Kathmandu, the capital, went down was being searched by numerous Nepalese rescue workers.
On local television, rescue workers were seen scurrying around broken sections of the aircraft, some of which were on scorched ground with visible flames near the crash site.
According to the Aviation Safety Network database, this is the deadliest accident in Nepal since Pakistan International Airlines’ Airbus A300 crashed into a hillside on its way to Kathmandu in 1992, killing all 167 passengers.