Bodies of eight Kerala tourists to be flown back on Thursday
The bodies of the eight Indian tourists, including four minors, who died due to possible asphyxiation in their room at a mountainous resort in Nepal are undergoing postmortem here on Wednesday and would be flown back home on Thursday, according to a senior Indian official.
"Postmortem of the bodies is being conducted at the Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu and they would be flown back home tomorrow (Thursday) morning," a senior official at the Indian Embassy told PTI.
The official said that out of the seven who survived, two stayed with the bodies while the others are already on their way back.
The official said that the Indian Mission is in touch with the local authorities, family and friends of the deceased and the hospital authorities.
"We are ensuring that the process to send back the bodies is expedited," the official said.
According to the manager at the resort, the guests stayed in a room and turned on a gas heater to keep themselves warm.
Although they had booked a total of four rooms, eight of them stayed in a room and remaining others in another room, the manager said, adding that all the windows and the door of the room were bolted from inside.
"They ordered snacks from the resort restaurant," the resort manager, Shiva KC, was quoted as saying by The Kathmandu Post.
After dinner at 10:30 pm, the guests of two cottages went to their rooms, while the others stayed back at the restaurant.