Two foreigners die in separate incidents in Khumbu

SOLUKHUMBU: Two foreigners who had come for a visit to the Khumbu region died on Thursday.

One of the victims is from Austria while another is from Ukraine, police said.

The Austrian national is identified as 29-year-old Gill Samsi Vera. She died after slipping and falling off from the rope while descending down the Imchache peak via the Ilam Peak at Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality-4, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Shaligram Sharma said. Vera had come along with a five-member team for a visit of Khumbu region on October 27.

Similarly, 48-year-old Ukranian national Exmansko Khomyanko Sehi died in course of travelling to a place called Manju from Bainkar of Khumbu. He had stayed overnight at the Laligurans Hotel at Bainkar.

It has been reported that he collapsed all of a sudden at around 11:55 on Thursday while descending to Manju along with his wife. His body was brought to Lukla for filling in the required legal process and then was taken to Kathmandu for the postmortem, police stated.