Rahul condoles deaths in plane crash, forest fire

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday condoled the deaths in the Nepal plane crash and forest fire in Tamil Nadu.

“I am deeply saddened by the #TheniForestFire and #NepalPlaneCrash, two tragedies that have claimed many lives. My condolences to the families of the victims. You are in my prayers and thoughts,” tweeted Gandhi.

“I also wish those injured a speedy recovery,” he added.

At least 49 people were killed and 23 injured when a passenger plane of the US-Bangla Airlines crash-landed and exploded into a ball of flames at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Monday, authorities said.

In the Tamil Nadu fire incident, 10 trekkers died and 14 were seriously injured in a massive forest fire on the Kurangani Hills in the state, an official said on Monday. Chief Minister K. Palaniswami ordered a probe into the incident.

The hill is located in Theni district.