Birgunj, January 12
Two persons have died of asphyxiation in Birgunj of the Parsa district of southern Nepal. Both of them have been identified as Indian nationals.
Pavitra Giri (29) and Mithilesh Yadav (30) would work for a coal depot of Jagarnathpur Tripati Trading and Suppliers in Birgunj-22.
DSP Deepak Giri, the spokesperson of the Parsa District Police Office, says the two were asleep in a closed room of a one-storey building with all the doors and windows closed on Tuesday night. They had also made a fire of coal in the room to keep themselves warm, resulting in asphyxiation.
After they did not wake up until 10 am on Wednesday, the police broke the door to look into the case, to find them dead.
Death cases resulting from asphyxiation are quite common in Nepal every winter.