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Identities of Nepali victims of alcohol poisoning in Malaysia ascertained

KATHMANDU: The identities of six Nepali migrant workers who died of alcohol poisoning in Malaysia have been ascertained.
They are Mim Bahadur Ghale of Baseri-3, Dhading; Ram Kumar Yadav of Masina-6, Rupandehi; Bishal Budhathoki of Amargadhi-5, Dadeldhura; Sanjay Uraw of Pashimkusaha-9, Sunsari; Bal Bahadur Kulung of Siddhithumka-9, Ilam and Aaita Sing Gole (whose address has not been ascertained), according to the Kuala Lumpur-based Nepali Embassy.
The bodies have been kept at various hospitals in Malaysia. Likewise, 16 people have taken ill following the consumption of toxic alcohol.
Among them, Jeet Bahadur Majhi of Ranichuri-5, Sindhuli; Radheshyam Baitha of Raghunathpur-6, Bara; Ramchandra Lodha of Pharena-7, Rupandehi; Lok Bahadur Baram of Chyangli-2, Gorkha; Rikhaman Syangtan of Dhungrekhola-8, Sarlahi; Durga Singh Rana of Deurali-8, Parasi; Set Bir Tumbapto of Chokamagu-6, Panchthar; Jambirlala Jhangad of Babiyabirta-3, Morang; Saru Magar ( female), Sakubal Ghising, Rajesh Kumar and Bimal Karki whose addresses are yet to be ascertained are being treated at various hospitals there.
Lunganath Magar of Siddhakali-4, Sankhuwasabha; Jeet Bahadur Majhi of Mainapokhar-3, Bardiya; Durga Bahadur Rai of Mahendranagar-6, Sunsari; and Bhagiman Dangi of Rangsi-4, Rolpa have already returned to work following the treatment.
According to chargé d’ affaires of Embassy of Nepal in Malaysia Kumar Raj Kharel, the Embassy is awaiting the post-mortem reports and completion of other required processes including the investigation into the case to send the bodies to Nepal. The Embassy has expressed deep sorrow over the deaths of Nepali workers and extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. It has wished for speedy recovery of the ill. The Malaysian police and officials are investigating into the incident happened recently. Further reports about it are awaited.
Deaths of Nepali migrant workers from alcohol poisoning or substandard and unsafe alcohols are not new, but this is the first case that claimed the lives of such a number of people at once, the Embassy said. The Embassy has again called on Nepali sisters and brothers who have been Malaysia for employments to be careful of health and physical safety and take precautions as well. The Embassy has appealed to them to be extra careful of their health bearing in mind a totally different atmospheric condition there than in Nepal, climate and culture.

(A Nepali migrant worker, who fell sick after consuming toxic alcohol in Malaysia, sits at a hospital bed during treatment.)

Published Date: Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 | 07:57 PM

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