Nepal plane crash searchers rappel, fly drones to find last passengers

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By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) – Searchers used drones and rappelled down a 200 metres (656 feet) deep gorge in west Nepal on Tuesday to search for two passengers still unaccounted for after the country’s deadliest plane crash in 30 years, which killed at least 70 people. Difficult terrain and inclement weather was hampering rescue efforts near the tourist city of Pokhara, where the Yeti Airlines ATR 72 turboprop carrying 72 people crashed in clear weather on Sunday just before landing. “There is thick fog here now. We are sending search and rescue personnel using ropes into the gorge whe…

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