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Nepal Airlines brings bodies of 18 Nepalese migrant workers from Malaysia

There are 37 more bodies of Nepalis remaining to be brought to Nepal, the NAC source said quoting the Nepali Embassy. NAC has stated that necessary preparations are being made to repatriate the remaining bodies as well.
(The bodies of 18 people who lost their lives in Malaysia for employment were brought to Nepal on Saturday and are being managed at Tribhuvan International Airport before being handed over to the concerned families. Kathmandu, 23 January 2021. Photo: Roshan SapkoTA)

KATHMANDU:- Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has repatriated the bodies of 18 Nepalese migrant workers from Malaysia. The national flag-carrier brought the bodies from its wide-body A330 aircraft. It is shared that the 18 dead bodies and mortal remains of one Nepali were brought here today.
The plane bringing the bodies landed in Kathmandu today, bringing the bodies. NAC is bringing the bodies of the Nepalis as part of its corporate social responsibility.
“Since NAC is a national flag-carrier, it should not only focus on profit. It is equally responsible and committed to fulfilling social responsibility along with service and facilities to citizens,” NAC Co-Spokesman Sulekh Mishra said. The bodies are of those Nepalese who had gone to Malaysia in course of foreign employment and died there due to various causes.
The NAC brought the dead bodies and the mortal remains in coordination with the Nepali Embassy in Malaysia. There are 37 more bodies of Nepalis remaining to be brought to Nepal, the NAC source said quoting the Nepali Embassy. NAC has stated that necessary preparations are being made to repatriate the remaining bodies as well.
NAC has been operating regular flights to Kuala Lumpur via its narrow-body aircraft. It is using the wide-body aircraft only for the purpose of bringing the dead bodies of Nepalis. The wide-body plane has the capacity of carrying18 coffins.

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