Two Indian pilgrims die on the way to Kailash Mansarovar due to cold


4th Jul, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, July 04: Two Indian pilgrims, Vivi Grandhi and Maudredaf Narayan, have died on Monday during their pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar.
The body of Vivi Grandi was evacuated to Nepalgunj from Simikot, reported Mountain Air. The body of Moudredaf Narayan will be brought to Teaching Hospital at Kathmandu through a Simrik Air helicopter, informed incharge Kamal Gautam at Simikot.
Around 1600 Indian pilgrims had been stranded at the Hilsa region on their way to the Kailash Mansarovar due to heavy rainfall. Narayan was evacuated to Simikot through helicopter on Sunday due to health issues, where he died later. Chief of Simikot Airport, Raj Mahato, said that the stranded pilgrims are experiencing health issues due to the incessant rain and cold.
Most of the sick pilgrims have been afflicted due to the cold and altitude sickness. Mahato informed that most of the sick pilgrims have been found to have water lodged in their lungs.