Dead bodies brought by NAC being managed at TIA before handing over to family. (Photo: RSS)
KATHMANDU: Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has repatriated the bodies of 18 Nepali nationals 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.
NAC brought 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 Nepalis who had gone to Malaysia in course of foreign employment and died there due to various causes.
TIA witnessed a heart-wrenching when dead bodies were brought.
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 to carrying18 coffins.