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Nepal Declares National Mourning Public Holiday

Source: Nepalnews (Kathmandu)
Posted: Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The government on Tuesday decided to observe September 27 (Wednesday) as a day of national mourning and public holiday in memory of 24 people that included State Minister Gopal Rai and other prominent national and international personalities who perished in a helicopter crash on Saturday.

The Cabinet meeting Tuesday decided to pay state tribute to Gopal Rai, Minister of State for Forests and Soil Conservation, and 23 others killed in the Shree Airlines helicopter that crashed at Lelep of Taplejung district.

The nation's flag will fly at half-mast in all government offices throughout the country as well as in Nepal's diplomatic missions abroad, the Cabinet decided.

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