Kathmandu: Indian child artist Taruni Sachdev was among those who died in the Nepal plane crash on Monday. The 14-year-old had a cameo in the Amitabh Bachchan-starrer 'Paa' and acted in numerous southern language films.
She had also featured in over 50 commercials, including one with Karishma Kapoor. Taruni's mother who was accompanying her on the flight also died in the crash.
Thirteen Indians among 15 people died in the Nepal air crash on Monday. The small Dornier aircraft carrying 21 people crashed in the country's mountainous region on Monday morning. The plane belonging to Agni Air had 21 people on board including three crew members. The local police said that it crashed while trying to land at the high altitude Jomsom Airport, which is a gateway to a popular tourist and trekking destination.
The plane turned into pieces but did not catch fire. The bodies of Pilot Prabhu Sharan Pathak and Co-pilot JD Maharjan were also recovered.
The Indian Embassy officials who were at the mortuary, where the bodies were brought, said that the identification of some of the victims may be a difficult task because the bodies were very badly mutilated or their faces were very badly wounded.
Once the identification process and the post-mortem will be completed, the bodies will be handed over. There is a 24/7 control room set up by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu that was overlooking the entire process.
List of Indian passengers on board the Agni Air plane that crashed: K Mamanya, SK Arora, M Handa, M Arora, R Handa, K Arora, T Sachdev, G Sachdev, Sanaim Sudhar, G Raman, Kidambi Tirumala, Latha Echambade, Sreeva Kidambi Tirumala, Sreepada Kidambi Tirumala, Mr Kumar and Mrs Kumar.
(With additional information from PTI)