Mumbai mum meets sudden death in Nepal airport

July 23rd, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS  

By Sudeshna Sarkar
Kathmandu, July 23 (IANS) A 47-year-old woman from Mumbai, who was in Nepal for a vacation with her son, died a sudden death while waiting for their flight back home to India, police said.

Sarita Singhal, who had come on a holiday with her son Raunak, was suddenly taken ill Thursday while at the waiting room in the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu to catch a Jet Airways flight back home.

She fainted and fell and first aid efforts failed to revive her. As her bewildered son and airport staff rushed her to the Kathmandu Medical Hospital, she died on the way.

A shocked Raunak had the grim task of ringing up home and asking for family members to come over.

The hospital authorities told IANS the dead woman’s family members arrived Thursday evening and were handed over the body.

Now it would have to be sent for post mortem examination, following which relatives can either opt to cremate it in Kathmandu or fly it back to Mumbai.

This is the second recently reported case of holidaying Indian tourists coming to grief in Nepal.

Recently, a couple who had come with their two children had their holiday turned into tragedy when their three-year-old daughter fell into a jacuzzi while unattended and was drowned.

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