KATHMANDU — Six Nepalis have died of alcohol poisoning in Malaysia,the Nepali Embassy in the Southeast Asian country has confirmed.
Six Nepalis, who fell sick after consuming alcohol in Malaysia, died during their treatment at Sungai Buloh Hospital and Kajang Hospital based in Selangor.
The deceased are identified as Ram Kumar Yadav, of Masina-6, Rupandehi; Mim Bahadur Ghale, of Baseri-3, Dhading; Sanjay Urao, of Paschin Kisaha-9, Sunsari; Bishal Budathoki, of Amargadi-5, Dadeldhura; Bal Bahadur Kulung, and Aita Singh Gole, of Siddhithumka-9, Ilam died after consuming toxic alcohol, according to a press statement issued by Kuala Lumpur-based Nepal Embassy on Wednesday.
Total 17 Nepalis were admitted at Kajang Hospital, Banting Hospital, Ampang Hospital and Klang Hospital in Malaysia. Five of the 14 persons admitted at Sungai Buloh Hospital breathed their last while undergoing treatment while one of the six persons admitted at Kajang Hospital had also died.
The statement said Ghale died during treatment at Kajang Hospital while the other died at Sungai Buloh Hospital in Malaysia.
Foreign Ministry officials said that the dead bodies of the Nepali nationals will be brought back home once the post-mortem is over in Malaysia.
Malaysian newspaper The Star on Tuesday,reported quoting the local police authorities that the dead men comprised Malaysians as well as foreign nationals in the incident that took place Monday night.Follow @gorkhapost
Country marking today as Black Day
KATHMANDU- The country is marking today (December 16) as Black Day to protest the disposition of the first democratically elected government by the late former king Mahendra Shah on December 15, 1960.
Mahendra took charge of the state with the help of the then Royal Nepali Army and formulated the Panchayat System by overthrowing the elected government led by B.P. Koirala and dissolving the parliament.
Various programmes are scheduled on the occasion.Follow @gorkhapost