CM Pinarayi Vijayan condoles death of 8 Keralites in Nepal


In a Facebook post, CM said that NORKA (Non Resident Keralite Affairs) officials have got in touch with the Indian Embassy in Nepal

Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan expressed deep grief over the death of 8 Keralites who died in a resort room in Nepal.

The Kerala government said it would take all steps to ensure that the mortal remains of the deceased tourists are brought to the state as early as possible.

In a Facebook post, CM said that NORKA (Non Resident Keralite Affairs) officials have got in touch with the Indian Embassy in Nepal. The bodies are expected to be brought to the state tomorrow after post-mortem.

Meanwhile, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said that Indian Embassy officials in Kathmandu were taking steps to bring the bodies back to India as early as possible.

"We are in regular touch with the Indian embassy in Kathmandu", he said.

The Minister said a doctor at the Indian embassy also went to the hospital where the bodies are kept to examine the reasons for the deaths.

The eight tourists, including four minor children, died on Tuesday after they fell unconscious due to a possible gas leak in their room at a resort in Nepal, according to a media report in that nation.

The deceased - two couples and four children - were part of a group of 15 people travelling from Kerala to Pokhara, a popular mountainous tourist destination.

The deceased were identified as Prabin Kumar Nayar (39), Sharanya (34), Ranjit Kumar TB (39), Indu Ranjit (34), Shree Bhadra (9), Abinab Soraya (9), Abi Nayar (7), and Baishnab Ranjit (2).

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