Couple dies of altitude sickness in Lamjung

SARLAHI: A couple of Pattharkot, Lalbandi Municipality-12, Sarlahi district died of altitude sickness while returning from Meme Pokhari of Lamjung district.

Buddhiman Yonjan (27) of Syangbo Danda of Lalbandi Municipality-12 and his wife Sharmila Tamang (26) had collapsed on October 5 while returning home after visiting Meme Pokhari.

The bodies of the couple were brought to Sarlahi on Monday.

Deputy Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office, Lamjung, Prakash Shreemal, said the couple died due to altitude sickness at the height of around 3,900 meters in Syangbo.

Similarly, Karan Tamang (18) of Besisahar Municipality-10, who had also gone to Meme Pokhari with the couple, is receiving treatment at the Medical College in Bharatpur.

Yonjan was found dead on Thursday while the body of Tamang was found on Saturday.

It takes a three-days walk to reach Meme Pokhari from Besisahar, the district headquarters of Lamjung. RSS

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