Nepal plane crash kills at least 50 passengers.

At least 50 people have been killed after a plane carrying 67 passengers crashed at at Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu, Aljazeera quoted army spokesman.

Earlier, BBC reported that the plane, operated by US-Bangla, a Bangladeshi airline, veered off the runway while landing on Monday afternoon, causing a blaze that firefighters have been tackling.

About 67 passengers were thought to be on board, officials told the BBC. The number of casualties is unconfirmed. Seventeen people on board have been rescued so far, the authorities say.

Photos and video posted on social media showed smoke rising from an airport runway.

The plane was identified in local media as S2-AGU, a Bombardier Dash 8 Q400, but this has not been officially confirmed.

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