Nepal Deaths: In a major incident, 8 tourists from Kerala found dead in a hotel room of a resort in Daman on Tuesday. SP Sushil Singh Rathore of District Police Office, Makwanpur said that “We are yet to identify the name of the deceased. They were using gas heater in the room, suffocation might have caused their death.”
Meanwhile, Kerala’s Chief Minister Office, said in a statement that “Based on the direction of Kerala CM, the Department of Non-Resident Keralites Affairs (NORKA) is in touch with the Indian Embassy in Nepal. It is expected that after autopsy, the bodies will be brought to Kerala tomorrow.”
Also, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has written to External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar requesting his ministry to intervene for rendering assistance to families of 8 people from Kerala who were found dead in a hotel room of a resort in Daman, Nepal.
Likewise, Kerala Tourism Minister Kadakampally Surendran, said that “As soon as the shocking news of the death of 8 tourists from Kerala, in a hotel room in Nepal’s Daman reached us, the state police chief was instructed to contact the Nepal police and take necessary action.”
“On CM’s direction, NORKA (Non-Resident Keralites Affairs) officials contacted Indian embassy in Nepal to return the bodies as soon as possible. Indian Envoy to Nepal and a doctor from India are in hospital in Kathmandu. Bodies expected to be brought back tomorrow,” he added.