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Families of plane crash victims in misery

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UNB, Dhaka :
Families of the US-Bangla plane crash victims are left in miseries as some of them lost their bread earners in the tragedy that cost 51 lives.
Sirajganj's software engineer Rakibul Hassan Jhantu and his wife Hashi Khatun, a faculty of the Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, went to Nepal on a honeymoon trip. But Rakibul met a tragic end of his life with his wife still fighting for life at a Nepal hospital.
Rakibul, son of late schoolteacher Rabiul Karim of Bagutia village in Chouhali upazila in Sirajganj, was very meritorious and was the only earning source of the family.
His elderly mother was living with them in their Dhaka residence while his only sister lives in the USA. The mother is now living alone in the house, said relatives.
One of Rakibul's cousins, Babu told UNB that Rakibul's mother got devastated at the news of his her son's death and has since been crying all the time.
At least 51 people, including 26 Bangladeshis, died as the US-Bangla Airlines aircraft from Dhaka to Kathmandu crashed at
Tribhuvan International Airport in the capital of the Himalayan country Nepal on Monday.
Another couple went to Nepal to celebrate their seventh marriage anniversary (17th March), but the trip turned into a tragedy as Tahira Tanveen Shashi of Manikganj district was killed in the plane crash with her husband Dr Rezwanul Haque Shaon lying in a hospital bed in critical condition.
An apprentice lawyer Shashi, daughter of Dr Reza Hassan of Dashara area in Manikganj town, got married to Dr Rezwanul Haque Shaon of Goplapur village in Shaturia of the same district. Her husband was working at Rangpur Medical College Hospital, said family sources.
Before leaving the airport, Shashi uploaded several group photos on Facebook page and wrote, "Nd here d journey begins," which became social media viral.

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