Rahul condoles deaths in plane crash, forest fire

New Delhi, March 12 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday condoled the deaths in the Nepal plane crash and forest fire in Tamil Nadu."I am deeply saddened by the #TheniForestFire and #NepalPlaneCrash, two tragedies that have claimed many lives. My condolences to the families of the victims. You are in my prayers and thoughts," tweeted Gandhi."I also wish those injured a speedy recovery," he added.At least 49 people were killed and 23 injured when a passenger plane of the US-Bangla Airlines crash-landed and exploded into a ball of flames at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) on Monday, authorities said.In the Tamil Nadu fire incident, 10 trekkers died and 14 were seriously injured in a massive forest fire on the Kurangani Hills in the state, an official said on Monday. Chief Minister K. Palaniswami ordered a probe into the incident.The hill is located in Theni district.--IANSsid/nir

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