(LONDON) — A plane carrying climbers to the Mount Everest region hit a vulture and crashed just after take-off in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, killing 19 onboard, including British and Chinese passengers.
Villagers were unable to initially approach the wreckage because of the intense fire. It took firefighters some time to reach it the wreckage and bring the blaze under control.
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