Plane Crash: One-day state mourning on Thursday

DHAKA : The government on Wednesday declared a one-day state mourning for Thursday in memory of the victims of the US-Bangla Airlines plane crash in Kathmandu, reports UNB.
The decision was taken at a high-level emergency meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office to determine the next course of action following the tragic accident.
Chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the meeting was attended, by Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Prime Minister’s Advisers HT Imam and Tarique Ahmed Siddique, the chiefs of the three services and secretaries concerned.
Briefing reporters after the meeting, Prime Minister’s Principal Secretary M Nojibur Rahman said the national flag will be hoisted half-mast across the country on Thursday.
Besides, special prayers will be held at all religious institutions and worship places, including mosques, temples, churches and pagodas across the country on Friday, he said.
At the meeting, the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the people of the country to have patience at this difficult time, Nojibur said, adding that she expressed her deep sympathy to the bereaved families of those killed who were in the plane crash and wished early recovery of the injured.