Eight Indian nationals died from suffocation identified

Published On: January 21, 2020 02:05 PM NPT By: Ashok Sujan Shrestha

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Eight Indian nationals, who had died in course of treatment after being found unconscious in a suite of the resort in Makawanpur, has been identified.

The deceased have been identified as Praveen Krishnan Nair, Saranya Sasi, Sreebhadra Praveen, Aarcha Praveen, Abhinav Saranya Nair, Ranjith Kumar Adatholath Punathil, Indu Lakshmi Peethambaran Ragalatha and Vyshnav Ranjith.

Earlier today, they were airlifted to Kathmandu from Makawanpur. The Indians were found unconscious in the suite of the resort in Daman, Thaha municipality of Makawanpur district earlier this morning.

The Indian tourists hailing from Kerala comprising two couples and four children were found unconscious.

Of the 15 Indians, nine stayed in a room and turned on a gas heater to keep them warm. "All the windows and the doors were bolted from inside," said a staffer of the hotel.  The rest of the six Indians had stayed in another room.

Makawanpur Police said that the investigation is underway. "They may have died due to lack of ventilation," an official at the Makawanpur Police told Republica Online by phone.

Likewise, police officials have informed that the dead bodies are being taken to TU Teaching Hospital for post mortem and the cause of their death will only be determined after conducting post mortem.  


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