Two injured in fire airlifted to Kathmandu

Kathmandu : Two youths of Panchadev Municipality-8 in Achham district, who were seriously injured in the fire on February 23, have been airlifted to Kathmandu in Nepali Army’s chopper for further treatment at the initiative of the Office of the Prime Minister.

Himraj Rokamagar, 21, and Piram Rokamagar, 19, were injured when a house caught fire on February 23. They have admitted to Surkhet Hospital and the hospital recommended the patients to Kirtipur-based Burn Hospital for further treatment.

Of the injured, Himraj has sustained 80 per cent of burns while Piram has 36 per cent. The family of the injured had appealed to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ to take initiative to bring them to Kathmandu.

Viewing the sensitivity of the incident, the Office of the Prime Minister directed the bodies concerned to make arrangements to bring the injured ones to the hospital immediately and they were airlifted to Kathmandu at the coordination of the Home Ministry, according to PM Prachanda’s Secretariat.(RSS)