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Blast victims in critical condition

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Kathmandu, May 27

The health condition of three persons injured in the Sukedhara blast yesterday is critical.

They are receiving treatment in the intensive care unit at Om Hospital. “The victims have serious head injuries and injuries on the legs. From among the three who were injured, one has undergone surgery of his head and two others have undergone orthopaedic surgery.

Teams from neurosurgery, general surgery and orthopaedics are looking at the cases. All the three victims are in critical condition,” said Babu Kaji Karki, Managing Director of the hospital.

As there has been massive blood loss, their health condition is critical, added Binod Adhikari, consultant administrator at the hospital.

Though the patients are receiving treatment in the hospital none of the family members of the blast victims have come and claimed the victims to be their family member, according to the hospital.

According to Spokesperson of Nepal Police Bishwaraj Pokharel — Hari Khadka, Surendra Maharjan, Jeev Kumar Thakur, Buddha Lama, Bikram Lama, Rabin KC, and an unidentified person are undergoing treatment in Om Hospital and National Trauma Centre.

Jeev Kumar Thakur, 56, of Mahottari, a victim of the Sukedhara blast has been shifted to the intensive care unit of National Trauma Centre.

“Three of Thakur’s ribs are fractured. There are multiple cuts and wounds on his body. As he needs support for breathing and more care we have shifted him to the intensive care unit,” said Dr Lalan Kumar, medical officer at the hospital.

Similarly, Robin KC, 26, victim in the Anamnagar blast has a cut on his right cheek. There are injuries on his left forearm and there is an abrasion on his chest.

“We need to observe the patients at least for a few days. They will be kept for a few more days,” said the doctor.

Other victims Buddha Lama and Bikram Lama are also being treated in the emergency ward of the trauma centre. There is a wound on Buddha’s right toe.

A string of blasts had struck Kathmandu yesterday killing at least four people and leaving seven others injured.

A version of this article appears in print on May 28, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.

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