Kerala CM urges Nepal government to conduct probe into tourists’ death


Thiruvananthapuram:  Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has urged Nepal government to conduct a detailed probe into the death of eight Malayalee tourists.

The tourists, including four children, had died at a resort in the Himalayan nation. The eight Keralites hailed  from Thiruvananthapuram and Kozhikode districts. They died on Tuesday following possible asphyxiation in their room at a mountainous resort in Nepal.

During a meeting with MPs from the state, Vijayan urged them to intervene and ensure that the two families of the deceased tourists were adequately compensated.

A press release from the Chief Minister’s office said:”The Nepal government should conduct a detailed probe for which the central government should intervene”.

Vijayan said the state government had written to the External Affairs minister S Jaishankar on the matter.


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