The family from Dubai were found dead in their hotel room in Nepal on Tuesday.
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DUBAI – An Indian family from Dubai were among a group of eight tourists found dead in their hotel room in Nepal, police confirmed on Wednesday (January 22).
Police suspect that the family died of carbon monoxide poisoning after using the gas heater in their hotel room in Daman, south of Kathmandu on Tuesday.
Police identified the family of five from Dubai as Praveen Krishnan Nair, Saranya Sasi, Abhinav Saranya Nair, Sreebhadra Praveen and Aarcha Praveen.
Three other victims were identified as Ranjith Kumar Adatholath Punathil, Indu Lakshmi Peethambaran Ragalatha and Vyshnav Ranjith.
Police said the group shared one room because the resort was fully booked. They were part of a group of 15 Indian tourists to Nepal.
Police officer Hobindra Bogati said the eight tourists were found unresponsive in their hotel room and were flown on rescue helicopters to a Kathmandu hospital where they were declared dead on arrival.
“They had lit a gas heater to keep the room warm and probably suffocated,” Bogati told Reuters.
The incident sparked renewed warning from police in the UAE about the dangers of using charcoal heaters indoors. In Dubai on Tuesday, two housemaids died from suffocation of carbon monoxide in their employer’s villa, police said. ICA/Expat Media
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