HUMLA, May 30: Two Indian pilgrims who traveled to Kailash-Mansarovar via Nepal have died due to altitude sickness in Tibet.
Kannan Sounadar Pandiyam, 59, and Muthusyam Rathinavelu, 63, of Tamilnadu, India who had gone to Mansarovar from Kathmandu via Rasuwa Kerung border point succumbed to altitude sickness recently.
Gautam Bajracharya of Shivalaya Adventure informed Republica that both died while making rounds of the religious site in Tarchin lake of Tibet. According to police, Kannan died on May 25 while Muthusyam died on May 27.
The dead body of Kannan was brought to Kathmandu via Kerung while the body of Muthusyam was taken to Simikot Hospital from Hilsa. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) at the District Police Office (DPO), Humla informed Repubica that the body of Muthusyam was handed over to his wife after postmortem for performing the final rites.