Ward chairman dies of altitude sickness

BHIMDUTTANAGAR: The newly elected chairperson of Mellekh Rural Municipality-5 of Achham district died due to high altitude sickness on Saturday night.

The deceased has been identified as Ram Bahadur Bohara.

According to Inspector Karna Bahadur Bam at the Achham District Police Office, Bohara died from high-altitude sickness while he was on the way a pilgrimage to Badimalika in Bajura district. “The incident took place at around 8:30 pm yesterday.”

Inspector Bam said that initiative was underway to airlift the body of Bohara to Achham.

Bohara was elected as chairperson of Mellekh RM-5 from the Nepali Congress in the second phase of local level elections held on June 28.