According to STNM hospital sources, all seven victims’ forensic reports point to suffocation as the cause of death.
Gangtok: Following the autopsy on Wednesday, the three Nepalese victims of the Sikkim avalanche were given to their families.
They will be transported to Kakarvitta, which is close to Siliguri and is on the Indo-Nepal border, where they will be turned over to the Nepali administration.
Two women from Rupandi, both 29 years old, and a woman from Chitwan, 22, make up the three casualties from Nepal. According to a source at STNM Hospital, the third victim, a 32-year-old man from Chitwan, was also transported in the same truck to the Indo-Nepal border.
Another male victim, a 28-year-old Siliguri resident, was also turned up to the family this morning and carried in a different vehicle.
The autopsies of one more victim from Kolkata and two more victims from Uttar Pradesh are also complete. They will be transported tomorrow early since there will be no aircraft today carrying the dead to Kolkata and Uttar Pradesh.
As one of the victim’s family couldn’t get in touch with them to identify the corpse, their departure was delayed.
According to STNM hospital sources, all seven victims’ forensic reports point to suffocation as the cause of death. None of the seven victims had any significant wounds; instead, they all died of suffocation after being buried beneath the snow. However, a thorough report on their demise won’t be known until two weeks have passed, according to a source at STNM Hospital.
According to a participant in the tourist industry, the state government is in charge of organizing the logistics for flying the remaining dead to their homes in UP and Kolkata.
Dr. Chintamani Sharma, Additional Medical Superintendent (II) at STNM Hospital, said, “With the exception of a few patients with serious injuries, the majority of the wounded patients hospitalized to the STNM Hospital have been released on Wednesday. They have a few minor wounds, including some to the thigh bone and others to the pubic area. Patients have also been granted permission to transport their patients outside of the State or closer to their homes if they prefer to seek medical attention outside of STNM Hospital or Sikkim.