KATHMANDU, Sept 20: The number of Nepali deaths due to suspected alcohol poisoning in Malaysia climbed to six on Wednesday.
According to the Nepali Embassy in Malaysia, 16 Nepalis had become seriously ill in the incident on Monday. While four have left the hospitals after treatment, 12 are still undergoing treatment at various hospitals in Malaysia.
Acting ambassador of Nepal to Malaysia Kumar Kharel said two teams, one involving Ambassador Kharel himself, visited Kajang and Sungai Buloh Hospitals on Tuesday night after reports of Nepali deaths came. Altogether 17 Nepali nationals were admitted at Kajang Hospital, Banting Hospital, Ampang Hospital and Klang Hospital in Malaysia.
According to Kharel, five of the 14 persons admitted at Sungai Buloh Hospital breathed their last while undergoing treatment. Similarly, one of the six persons admitted at Kajang Hospital had also died.
Those deceased due to alcohol poisoning
Bhim Bahadur Ghale (Baseri-3, Dhading), Ram Kumar Yadav (Masina-6, Rupandehi), Bishal Budhathoki (Amargadhi-5, Dadeldhura), Sanjaya Urawa Paschim (Kushaha-9, Sunsari), Bal Bahadur Kulung (Siddhi Thumka-9, Ilam), Aait Singh Gole (Home address not known)
Those currently undergoing treatment
Jit Bahadur Majhi (Ranichuri-5, Sindhuli), Radhe Shyam Baitha (Raghunath-6, Bara), Ram Chandra Lodh (Parena-7, Rupandehi), Lok Bahadur Baram (Chyangli-2, Gorkha), Rokha Man Syangthan (Dhungrekhola-8, Sarlahi), Saru Magar (Home address not known), Durga Singh Rana (Deurali-8, Nawalparasi), Sukubal Ghising (Home address not known), Rajesh Kumar (Home address not known), Bimal Karki (Home address not known), Set Bir Tumbappo (Choka Magu-6- Panchthar), Jambir Lal Jhangad (Babiya Birta-3, Morang).