Three Indian pilgrims die; other returning home


Surkhet: Three Indian nationals, who were on a pilgrimage to Kailash Mansoravar, have died. Sub-Inspector at District Police Office, Humla, Surat Bahadur Chand, shared that three pilgrims including one man and two women died on July 1 and 2.

Binit Sanjaya Khidakar, 56, of Koronul, Andra Pradesh, India with passport number (M 0901303) died at Dorpak of China on April 1. His final rites were performed on the bank of Karnali River at Hilsa of Humla on Tuesday.

Likewise, Leela Narayan Myandeth, 56, of Lamking, Kerala, India with passport number L 5486595 breathed her last on July 2. The body was air lifted to Kathmandu for a post-mortem on July 3.

Another deceased has been identified as Satyalaxmi Narayan, 57, a local of Kakinada, Andra Pradesh, India with passport number R 9327867. He was taken to India via Nepalgunj on Tuesday.

Deputy Superintendant of Police (DSP) at Humla District Police Office Rabin Shrestha clarified that no pilgrim has been stranded as disseminated by media. He further informed that the pilgrims had to stay at Simkot after obstruction to air services caused by bad weather and all of them have returned home safely.

He shared that eight pilgrims however lost their lives in course of trekking to the holy pilgrimage site during the season. Mostly the pilgrims died due to high altitude sickness in Mansarovar, which is 4,500 metres from the sea level.