KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Mortal remains of eight Indian tourists are being flown back home from Nepal on Thursday afternoon.
State Minister for External Affairs of India V Muraleedharan confirmed that the bodies will be repatriated to the Indian state of Kerala later today.
Eight Indian tourists including four minors died of suffocation at a hotel in Thaha Municipality-4, Makawanpur, on Tuesday.
The tourists were found unconscious in a room of Everest Panorama Resort at around 9.30 in the morning and were airlifted to the Kathmandu-based HAMS Hospital. The doctors at HAMS Hospital pronounced them dead at around noon.
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, according to the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu. All of them were residents of Kerela, India.