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Six Nepali immigrant workers killed in Malaysia

Malaysia: Six Nepali immigrant workers were killed and over one and half dozen injured during a clash between Nepali youths and local Malaysian Youths in Johar State of Malaysia on Sunday evening.

The Nepalis had retaliated and a clash had ensued after they were attacked following a minor dispute at a company hostel. A team of Nepali Embassy in Malaysia has moved to the incident site to take stock of the situation. The incident site is four hour drive from Malaysian Capital.

The local administration clamped curfew in the incident site after local police failed to take the situation into control. Police used some rounds of blank fire to take the situation into control. All the injured Nepali workers have been undergoing treatment at Sultan Hospital. Malaysia is the popular labor destination for Nepali youths. Every year 500 thousand Nepali youths desert the country in search of better opportunities abroad.

In Kathmandu, Foreign Minister of the Interim Election Government Madhav Ghimire has confirmed the incident and death of six Nepali immigrant workers. He also informed that detailed information about the incident is yet to come.

Published Date: Sunday, March 24th, 2013 | 11:54 PM

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