Bodies of all those Nepali students killed in Israel brought home

KATHMANDU- The remains of all ten Nepali students killed in the last month’s assault by Hamas militants in the south Israel have been brought home.

According to Foreign Ministry’s joint-secretary, Sharad Raj Aran, with the arrival of the body of Padam Thapa, of Lamikhal-8 in Doti via the Fly Dubai flight at 11:30 last night, Nepal receives the mortal remains of those killed in the attack.

Similarly, rescue efforts are underway for Bipin Joshi of Bhimdutta-3, Kanchanpur, who has gone missing since the assault on October 20. Prabesh Bhandari of Sarada-3, Salyan; Ganesh Kumar Nepali of Jayaprithvi-6, Bajhang, Lokendra Singh Dhami of Malikarjun-4, Darchula; Dipesh Raj Bista of Lekam-5, Darchula; Anand Shah of Sapahi-6, Dhanusha; Narayan Prasad Neupane of Ghodaghodi-4, Kailali; Rajesh Kumar Swarnakar of Madhuwan-1, Sunsari; Rajan Phulara of Pachnali-3, Doti; and Ashish Chaudhary of Bauniya-3 in Kailali were others killed in the attack.

They had been in Israel under the ‘Lean and Earn’ programme offered by the Israel government for students under the Faculty of Agriculture in the Sudurpashim (Far-Western) University. Following the attack, 254 Nepali were rescued and brought to Nepal by the government. It is said, the Ministry has planned to transport the bodies of Padam, Rajan and Prabesh to their respective home districts by a Nepal Army helicopter this afternoon.

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