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5 foreigners die in different incidents

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KATHMANDU — Five foreign climbers have lost their lives in the most recent five days, police and expedition organisers says.

Two trekkers from Japan and Korea died in the Mt Everest region, according to Cosmo Trek Pvt Ltd, Lazimpat.

Japanese climber Hidenori Hagi died on Friday night at Mt Everest base camp while Hagi, 67, died while undergoing treatment at a base camp clinic, the company said.

His body was airlifted to Kathmandu for post-mortem. His family members have arrived here to receive his body, an official said.

Likewise, two mountain climbers Patrik Mattioli (Switzerland) and Jon David Johnson (Austria) died in the wake of falling into an icy crevasse from a fixed rope on Mt Shisha Pangma (8,027 m).

“The incident occurred at a height of 6,200 meters on April 24. They fell into the crevasse while they were moving up from advanced base camp on Mt Shisha Pangma,” according to an official at Active Holiday Treks, which handled their expedition from Kathmandu.

A Korean climber additionally died in the wake of suffering from altitude sickness while he was returning from Lobuche peak in Khumbu region.

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Nirmala Panta’s murder accused held after 24 days

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KANCHANPUR — Police in Kanchanpur have made public an accused arrested in connection with the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality.

Dilip Singh Bista, 41, of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality was made public at a press conference at the DPO. Bista was arrested on Saturday,according to the District Police Office Spokesperson Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Sethi.

Nirmala was found dead in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

Bista,who was released from prison last year after serving nine years for murdering his brother-in-law Narayansingh Thapa, works as a daily-wage labourer.

According to Bista’s statement to police, he helped Nirmala fix her bicycle chain before raping and killing her on July 26. He told police that killed her to avoid being arrested again.

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