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Two drown while cleaning well in Kathmandu

Posted 1 week ago by Sandeep Bhattarai

Two persons drowned at Chundevi in Maharajgunj in the capital city on Saturday while cleaning water well.

Naresh Maharjan, 32, of Chundevi and Prem Lama, 35, of Baitadi district died this afternoon while cleaning the well in the house of local Nabaraj Adhikari.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Bheshraj Rijal said that Maharjan died on the spot while Lama breathed his last at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH).

According to Rijal, Maharjan, who entered the well to rescue Lama after latter was suffocated, also died for lack of oxygen in the well.

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