The government has announced the national mourning, following the tragic chopper accident in Taplejung district of tourism minister Ravindra Adhikari.
The decision of the Council of Ministers to be held with the official honor of Minister of State. In a press meet, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa said, government offices, educational institutions and foreign missions abroad will remain closed on Thursday. Also, the home minister said, half a flag will be hoisted, to mourn the departed souls.
Seven people have been killed along with the minister’s officer in a helicopter crash in Tullejung on Wednesday.