Kathmandu, January 31
Six people who were killed in the Pokhara plane crash on January 15 have yet to be identified, and authorities say the DNA tests for the purpose have just begun.
It would take at least two weeks to ascertain the identity of a dead, informs Dr Gopal Kumar Chaudhary of the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, who is involved in the process.
Earlier, the hospital had forwarded the cases to the Nepal Police Forensic Science Laboratory after it could not identify six of the 48 dead people brought to the hospital for a postmortem.
The identity of 42 dead people had been ascertained through forensic reports and fingerprints.
On January 15, an aircraft of Yeti Airlines flying to Pokhara from Kathmandu crashed in the Seti gorge in Pokhara, killing all 72 people on board including four crew members.