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.
176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border
KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.
On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.
The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.
Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.
The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.
The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.
Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.