PANCHTHAR, Oct 11: As many as 16 youths from the district who had gone abroad for foreign employment died in the last fiscal year. A woman is one among those killed. According to District Administration Office, Panchthar, 12 died in Saudi Arabia alone.
Two died in Dubai while one each died in Qatar and South Korea. Jaya Kumar Rai died in South Korea, Raj Kumar Nembang in Qatar, Ranjit Khapangi and Raju Kumar Nepali in Dubai.
Similarly, Amit Rai, Raj Kumar Suhang, Lok Bahadur Tamang, Lalit Rai, Megh Raj Rai, Bir Bahadur Bishwo Karma, Chandra Hang Angbo, Rana Bahadur Khewa, Mandan Kumar Tumbapo, Bal Bahaur Saru Magar and Suran Rai died on the line of duty, according to the statistics maintained by the District Administration Office, Panchthar.
The company has paid Rs 2,966,521 as their due salary to the families of the deceased, informed assistant chief district officer Krishna Bahadur Basnet of Panchthar District.