Four yarsa pickers dead in Mugu

MUGU: As many as four yarsa pickers have died of altitude sickness in the past two days in Mugu district. The next one is receiving treatment in a local health facility.

Chief District Officer of Mugu, Topendra KC, said that Devraj Budha (20) of Tallekhgaun from Chhayanath Rara Municipality-10 in the district died on the way to the District Hospital in Gamgadhi on Saturday as his treatment was not likely in Mugu Health Post. Likewise, the health condition of Jiban Budha of the same village is serious due to altitude sickness.

Similarly, Man Bahadur Budha, Shovan Budha and Raj Bahadur Sawad of Chhayanath Rara Municipality-12 died due to altitude sickness in Patan Thulo Koiki area.

The Mugum Karmarong Rural Municipality opened the entry of yarsa pickers in more than 25 highlands of the district from May 7.



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