At least eight Indian tourists from Kerala, who were found unconscious in a room of a resort in Daman in Makawanpur district of Nepal, died while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Kathmandu on Tuesday, January 21.
The deceased -- four adults and four children -- have been identified as 39-year-old Prabin Kumar Nair, 34-year-old Saranya, 39-year-old Ranjith Kumar T B, 34-year-old Indu Ranjith, 9-year-old Sreebadra, 9-year-old Abhinav Surya, 7-year-old Abhi Nair and 2-year-old Vaishnav Ranjith.
They were part of a group of 15 people who were visiting Daman, a tourist destination near Kathmandu, Makwanpur Superintendent of Police (SP) Sushil Singh Rathore told news agency ANI.
All eight people, who hailed from Kerala, had stayed in the same room at night and turned on a gas heater to keep warm, suggesting that the cause of the death might be suffocation, Rathore added.
"The group had checked in at the hotel at 9 pm on Monday. An investigation is underway," Rathore said.
The postmortem will be carried out today.
(With agency inputs)