Nepalese workers return from Kabul

"The situation is precarious," Mohan Gurung, a former worker in the U.S. Embassy in Kabul told Reuters at Tribhuvan International Airport.

"They have also captured the Presidential Palace and the president has also fled the country. So the U.S. Embassy has returned us back home to Nepal," he added.

The Nepalese foreign ministry said 118 people arrived on board a chartered flight via Kuwait, while another nine Indian nationals ware also evacuated on the same flight.

The evacuees will be taken to a quarantine center in Kathmandu to be screened for COVID-19, according to an army spokesperson.

Military flights evacuating diplomats and civilians from Afghanistan resumed early on Tuesday after the runway at Kabul airport was cleared of thousands of people desperate to flee the country following the Taliban takeover.

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